Escape Room Tools Tips

Tips & Tricks to Get Students Engaged
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Tips and Tricks for Creating and Using Educational Escape Rooms

Teachers and students alike love taking a break from worksheets and making learning fun with alternative activities like games or escape rooms. I began creating escape rooms when my own children complained about math being boring, now The Great Classroom Escape is my business!

Learning to create educational escape rooms has required a lot of trial and error on my part. I would love to save you some time and energy by sharing what I’ve learned!

Image of a plant emerging triumphantly threw parched ground. Productive struggle allows students to stretch their limits and find their own learning style. It isn't always comfortable, but is a key factor in growing and learning.

The Struggle Should Be Real

It always fascinates me to see how students respond to new and challenging problems. Some students dive in, try different methods to solve a problem,

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10 Escape Room Backstory Ideas

Ten Escape Room Backstory Ideas

Writing a creative storyline is one of the key components to creating an engaging escape room. Without a story to follow along with, an educational escape room can become a thinly veiled worksheet.

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Fun with CIphers

The Pigpen Cipher

I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love cracking codes. Storytime. My dad was a crypto-analyst during the Vietnam War. He worked on cracking codes

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