The Wild Card

7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough
Narrated by: Hope King, Wade King
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Education & Learning
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Publisher's Summary

The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students.

"This book is a teacher wonderland of ideas, inspiration, and mind-blowing magic." - Ron Clark, The New York Times best-selling author and cofounder, Ron Clark Academy.

In this audiobook, Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self - your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths - to deliver your content creatively. If you are a high school teacher or a kindergarten teacher, the seven steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

You'll learn:  

  • Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you've been dealt
  • Why you should never listen to the Joker
  • How to identify the "Ace up your sleeve" and use it to create classroom magic
  • How to apply the "Rules of Rigor" in order to fuse creativity with learning
  • How to become the "Wild Card" that changes the game for your students
©2018 Hope and Wade King (P)2018 Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.

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Amazing

One of my new favorite books! Wow. It is very life changing. I can’t wait to implement all of the ideas this book has taught me about student engagement. It makes me excited about teaching again. 10 out of 10 would definitely recommend this book to any educator, wether elementary, middle, or high school. 10 stars!!! Love Hope and Wade King!

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Take What You Need

Depending on what you are looking for, this books could be great for you.
I worry that although the book has a lot of great tips it could give a teacher a savior complex which is not healthy for the teacher or children. So use the tips you can, but don't feel like you have to give go your life to be a good teacher. Also, remember your job is important, but kids don't need saviors they need advocates. I want it noted that I don't think a savior complex is the intent of the book, and that what these educators do for their students is amazing.

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Just okay

I think the concept of creating engaging lessons is great, but the book was very repetitive and dull.

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Amazing things to think about!!!

I loved this book. This is my first year going into education, and I had no idea of what to think. Through reading this book and working on my Alternative Teacher Certification, I have so many ideas of things I want to implement and I know it will take time but I am looking forward to being in education more than I ever have before!!!

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Very inspirational! Loved it.

This was a great book to read before the beginning of a new school year. Hope and Wade are great mentors for teachers.

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Retooling and Refueling with this great book.

This was a great book. It is feeled with motivating and realistic suggestions and steps to engaging students in the class.

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Loved it!

I really liked their ideas and stories. The only part I struggled with were their lists. I had to pull out my Kindle copy and read along with it so that I could keep up.

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Full of motivation

I enjoyed this book because two teachers that “get it” wrote it to share what works for them to get kids excited about learning. Hope and Wade King have had great success with student engagement.
I started this book last year but didn’t finish it. It’s story like and they share experiences so maybe it wasn’t right for the season I was in at that time. This year I tried it again and I have pages of notes. I’m excited to try some of the ideas presented, but I’m most excited about finding my own authenticity and working towards student engagement in a way that works best for my students and me. Thanks for giving me that confidence. :)

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Riding on the Bosses Coat Tails

Nothing new here to see. Just in a shiny new package with perky teachers. For really good classroom advice check out Harry Wong's "First Days of School" an oldy but goody.

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wonderful

great book for teachers who want to spice up their engagement it was great book