Episode 224: Part 1: An End of Year Activity Your Students Will Love: Create Your Own Escape Room - EB Academics

Episode 224: Part 1: An End of Year Activity Your Students Will Love: Create Your Own Escape Room

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Escape rooms have become all the rage, and they’re awesome for team-building and fun! They have also become popular as a classroom activity, and in today’s episode, Caitlin and Jessica share a unique spin on using escape rooms in the classroom. This is the first episode in a two-part series that you won’t want to miss as you motivate your learners at the end of the school year.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:53] Caitlin welcomes listeners to part 1 of this two-part series discussing how to use escape rooms to engage your students at the end of the school year.
  • [1:07] Before diving into the episode, Caitlin shares some exciting information about everything happening at EB Academics over the summer, including an exciting PD series in June. You won’t want to miss the details to join us for these opportunities!
  • [4:04] Keeping students engaged in their learning can be really tough at the end of the school year, but Jessica shares details about how to incorporate a student-led escape room in your end-of-year plans.
  • [5:51] Caitlin offers reasons why escape rooms can be a unique and fun learning experience for students.
  • [7:05] When students are given the opportunity to design their own escape room, they’re not only learning, but they’re utilizing social and emotional skills while collaborating with their peers to plan and create the activity.
  • [7:38] Listeners will hear Caitlin and Jessica walk through the basic steps in setting this activity up for your students to complete.
  • [10:16] Then Caitlin and Jessica expand upon the types of questions and tasks your students can create for their peers.
  • [14:10] Caitlin recaps everything covered in this episode and encourages listeners to tune back in next week to hear how to finalize this dynamic experience in your classroom to really hook your learners!
  • [14:47] Lastly, listeners won’t want to miss the quick reminder about the upcoming informational text workshop experience!

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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