March is one of the longest months of the school year. The month brings about unpredictable weather, daylight savings time, and hopefully, the end of “cabin fever.” How do we keep our students engaged? There are various ideas for crunch time, but one of our favorites is Escape the Room. All the rage in towns across the US, escape the room challenges students to solve problems, collaborate in a team setting and also apply learned concepts. So how do teachers take the fun team building activity and bring it into the classroom?
Incorporating escape the room into your classroom can be as quick and easy as you want it to be. Create scenarios, challenges and puzzles to create a highly engaging environment! For those more competitive classrooms, offer a reward to those teams that escaped in time. Check out our demonstration lesson and let us know what you did! [...]
With English, social studies, science and even math – writing is a foundational skill for every student. Of course, writing is also a frustration for many students. As teachers, we are challenged with teaching to the state standards, engaging students, preparing students for life in a global society and also embedding skills such as reading [...]