About Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are live-action, team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to achieve a specific goal (usually escaping from the room) in a limited amount of time (usually one hour). Players must be observant and use their critical thinking skills to escape. Escape rooms are the fastest growing entertainment venues in the country and are enjoyed by friends, families, co-workers, clubs, teams, youth groups and many more. They also promote strong team-building.
Why do they work
in the classroom?
When students engage in an escape room challenge, they learn by using critical and lateral thinking in a team environment. It makes learning fun and helps students better understand the curriculum. They are immersed in the challenge, making them more focused on the subject. It also teaches them how to be more creative, more observant, more more attentive, more determined and
more communicative. All of this leads to better retention and higher test scores.
They translate perfectly in the classroom and are a great complement to your lesson reviews and testing preparation.
Every clue in every kit
follows the guidelines set
out by Common Core,
TEKS (TX), OAS (OK), Standards & Learning (SC), SOL (VA), Missouri Learning Standards, Minnesota,
Indiana and Alaska Academic Standards for Math, Science, ELAR and Social Studies.
Who are we?
Chris Nesbitt is the founder. After 30 years in the
corporate world of television advertising, at several television stations
across the country, he left and opened Get Out Escape Room in beautiful
East Texas. Get Out has had the good fortune of experiencing terrific growth during its first three years and, as the cliche goes, Chris has not looked back. During the first year, he was approached by a local charter school. They wanted to know if he could design an escape room experience for their students that would help them prepare for the state exams at the end of the year. In collaboration with a couple of their teachers, he did just that, carefully following their curriculum to write clues that were fun to solve yet academically challenging. It was during this process when the proverbial "light bulb" went off: What a great way to help kids better learn and retain knowledge! With some guidance from some principals and teachers, Escape Rooms Teaching Classrooms was started.
Deborah Buchan is an educator with 33 years of experience working with students identified with diverse and special education needs. She taught in an Elementary Specialized classroom for 21 years before pursuing her role as Consultant/Coach. Today, Deb is employed as a District Supports for Students Consultant for a large school division. She provides instructional leadership, support, coaching, mentoring and expertise to the District Central Administration, School Teams, Families and Community partners to ensure that appropriate programming and supports are in place for students in Early Childhood through Grade 12.