Get ready to feel the #EDrenaline Rush!
What if going to school captured the thrills and excitement of an amusement park? Could classroom activities elicit the same sense of exhilaration you feel when charging the hill in a mud run? And how much more engaged would our students be if a curriculum was filled with the same mystery and mastery you’d expect from a twisting escape room of puzzles and surprises? Packed with lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, and plug-and-play teaching resources, EDrenaline Rush challenges teachers to think differently and push their pedagogy to incredible limits, creating classrooms where students willingly step outside of their comfort zones and boldly dare to attempt the impossible.



Sketchnote courtesy of Amélie Silvert (@Teachersilvert) in Lycée Fénelon in Lille, France


My Babci (that’s my Dad’s mom) always used to say:

“Good, better, best
Never let it rest
‘Til the good is better
And the better is best!”

And in the spirit of good, better, best — I wanted to offer an exclusive pre-order incentive for folks interested in being among the first people on the planet to get a copy of EDrenaline Rush into your hands. The book is slated to arrive on Sunday, June 16 — but we’re opening pre-orders NOW for anyone interested in getting in on the ground floor!

As a thank you to the hundreds of folks who’ve reached out my way and joined the EDrenaline Rush pre-orders mailing list, I developed a full-blown book study #QRBreakIN activity to help you dive right in and start changing the game before the book even hits the shelves! We’re talking plug-and-play, ready-to-print activity templates and linked resources designed to highlight key concepts from the book and take readers on a pulse-pounding adventure through nine full chapters of theme parks, mud runs, and escape rooms. Want a sneak peek?


This action-packed resource is ready to roll, and is a perfect addition to any educator’s bag of tricks — especially if you’re looking to liven up end-of-year PD days, take part in a summer book study, or jump-start your back-to-school-year-training with new teachers! The fully illustrated EDrenaline Rush #QRBreakIN gets you lifetime access to a digital companion book study game and a slew of never-before-published resources! Including:

  • 40+ different #QRBreakIN templates (Monopoly, Fortnite, Candy Land, and more)
  • Lifetime access to an expanding folder with every new #QRBreakIN templates
  • Printable Personal Record Rubric
  • Sample Digital Escape Room
  • Sample Quizizz “Growth Mindset” Game
  • Sample Prompts for Sketchnoting, Flipgrid, Webquests, and More!

Want a copy for yourself? Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Head to and click the pre-order button to reserve your copy of EDrenaline Rush in either print or electronic format.
  2. Fill out the Google Form below with proof of your purchase and you’ll automatically unlock the pre-release content!




Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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