This section takes a high-end educational philosophy, represented by the acronym STEAM, and gives practical suggestions for implementing the ideas using methods called Cards-on-the-Table and Presentation Options. It puts students in a quality learning environment, giving them maximum opportunity to absorb current, valuable bridge information. At the same time, it’s a good mental workout, and an enjoyable way to spend time with like-minded players.
S.T.E.A.M. is a helpful acronym that represents a number of areas to be considered when conducting a class. They are Safety, Timing, Energy, Attitude, Methods, and Material.
The Cards-on-the-Table Method uses the cards themselves and supporting accessories to illustrate concepts in bidding, play, and defense.
Once you have a good sense of the cards on the table methods, the question becomes...what's next? There are many ways forward. This section looks at them.