Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year

It's the end of the school year and teachers are feeling exhausted. Students are tuning out and you still have to review for end of the year testing. What can you do?
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Kiersten Williams

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You overhear your students talking about how many days of school are left, but if you are like many teachers, you’ve been counting down the days until the end of the school year long before your students. It’s seemed like a longer-than-usual school year, and now you still have to keep your students engaged and help them review for year-end testing.

As the school year winds down, it becomes increasingly challenging to keep kids engaged. You need to find creative ways to review math concepts with students. One option to use digital escape rooms. The good news for the exhausted educator is that these escape rooms are easy for teachers to implement, self-checking, and don’t require any physical hiding of clues. Plus, they can be a fun and engaging way for students to review math concepts!

So what exactly is a digital escape room? Essentially, it’s a virtual version of the traditional escape room game. Instead of physically solving puzzles and finding clues in a locked room, students work through a series of digital puzzles and riddles to “escape” from a virtual room. Great Classroom Escape has over 100 escape rooms that review specific math concepts, making them a great tool for end-of-year review. Check out this video to see how this 5th grade end-of-the year escape room works:

Another advantage of using digital escape rooms is that they are self-checking. Students can receive immediate feedback on their progress and can work at their own pace. This can be especially helpful for students who may struggle with traditional review methods or who may need extra support in certain math concepts.

Using an escape room to review math concepts at the end of the school year can be a fun and engaging way to keep students motivated and help them to retain the material. By incorporating math concepts into puzzles and riddles, students are actively engaged in the review process and are developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Using an escape room as an alternative review method can create a memorable learning experience for students.

You’re almost there. Hang in there and finish strong. Mixing things up and trying something new can help you cross the finish line strong.


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