It's Summer! It's a great time to think about what worked and didn't work during the last school year. And... it's a great time to think about what new things you might want to try during the new school year.
Have you heard about BreakoutEDU? It's a game, it's collaborative, it involves problem solving, it's player directed, it can be a review of materials taught or the introduction to the unit/lesson. It involves a box, some locks and challenges. The Teacher Center at the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland has created a bunch (some in collaboration with other educators) and they're here ready to be downloaded - great for those middle grades (3rd/4th - 6th). They include:
Try one, let us know what you think. And let us know if you have ideas for new ones!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleveland teachers - call us and we'll lend you the boxes and locks.