Are you giving out candy this Halloween? Going trick-or-treating?
Multiple students have reached out to me over the years, sharing their struggles with depression. I knew I had to do something different in order to address the needs of my students. I needed to find ideas.
Whether I’m ready or not, any minute now there will be teenagers walking through my classroom door; teens who don’t care that I still want to be sipping lemonade on my back porch. They’ve got their own concerns…
This has to be addressed immediately and unequivocally, but winning hearts and minds can be trickier than just shutting down the rude comments. I have developed the perfect tactic to address this situation.
Upon realizing how this story-based game sparked motivation, I decided to design an Escape Room-esque lesson in which students needed to use their interpretive reading and listening skills to survive a vacation in Madrid, Spain.