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Boost Social Skills & Conflict Resolution with STAR Problem-Solving ESCAPE ROOM

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Looking for a fun and engaging way to help students develop their problem-solving skills? Our escape room-styled puzzles use teamwork and critical thinking to teach the S.T.A.R. problem-solving method - Stop, Think, Act, and Review. With our unique approach, your students will become STAR problem-solvers in no time!

Step right up, folks! Welcome to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, where the stars shine bright and the STAR Problem Solvers bask in the limelight of victory. Here's the scoop: our students are getting ready for their big moment on the red carpet at the Oscars, but uh-oh! Something's gone awry with their film! They're faced with a challenge to save the day by cracking the codes in the Pre-Production room, Production room, Set, and Post-Production room. But fear not! With their critical thinking skills, they'll solve each puzzle and learn the crucial steps to solving problems along the way. And when they emerge victorious, they'll earn their very own Hollywood Star of Fame! It's a lesson in teamwork and cooperation that'll have everyone feeling like a star. So, are you ready for your close-up?

Prepping for this lesson:

Before you start this lesson, there are a few things you'll need to do. First, print out the directions and puzzles for each group and make sure to laminate them or put them in pocket protectors to keep them in good condition. Each group will need 4 pages to cut out, and a prep guide is provided to help you set up each puzzle correctly. Once you have all the materials ready, you can place them in envelopes or clasp folders so that each group has their own set of puzzles to work on.

Now, onto the fun stuff! This escape room includes a comprehensive lesson plan, detailed setup instructions, a slideshow for students to explain each puzzle's directions, and 5 exciting puzzles to solve. Your students will work together to discover the S.T.A.R. problem-solving steps and have a blast doing it. So, get ready to unlock some mysteries and unleash your students' critical thinking skills!

What is included: Color and Black & White Versions:

  • Lesson Plan with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors - 3 pages
  • Lesson Prep with Directions - 2 pages
  • Student Introduction - 1 page
  • Director’s Decoder - 1 page
  • Puzzle One - 2 pages
  • Puzzle Two - 2 pages
  • Puzzle Three - 2 pages
  • Puzzle Four – 2 pages
  • Final Puzzle - 1 page
  • Puzzle Pieces - 1 page
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars & Problem-Solving Method - 2 pages
  • Folder Cover (if needed) - 1 page
  • Envelope Labels (if needed) – 1 page
  • Puzzle Solutions - 9 pages
  • PowerPoint Slideshow - 14 slides

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