I have the privilege of being one of the teachers of the Gifted and Talented for our school. I have the opportunity to work with culturally diverse students who are excited about learning and are very energetic. I want them to go beyond the core instruction to inquire, explore, and apply their knowledge in ways that appeal to them.
My students come from all walks of life and are gifted in at least one academic area.
They love delving into projects that are interesting to them and need to do more than a worksheet is capable of offering.
Escape room learning allows for students to collaborate with their classmates, look for patterns and clues, and ultimately become fully engaged in the learning process. We use a variety of locks and toolboxes that represent the escape. Along with these items, students use clues to figure out how to unlock the locks and ultimately break free from places like Jack Frost's Ice Castle, a Monster Infiltration, or any other fun-themed lesson. Fridays are STE(A)M days for us and we have loved starting this tradition of Escape Room activities.
We typically have to share/borrow these supplies with another class; but, having a set of our very own will allow us to explore even more Escape Room projects.
We might even get to create our own themed lesson!
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