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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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Inspired and motivated

Thanks Hope and Wade for being educators who lead and inspire. I love teaching! There are lots of great ideas in this book as well as a general undertone of enthusiasm, love and support for students and teachers.

Readers- check out “Think Like a Pirate” by Burgess next if you want another awesome read to get you pumped for every day in the classroom and to provide great examples of how to ensure your students are right there with you!

Lots of love to every educator who gives it there all!

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Inspirational & Easy to follow

A very enjoyable outline to being a wonderful teacher with tried-and-true examples that spark your creative imagination. Wade & Hope are truly inspirational!

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Great Teaching Techniques

This book is full of information on how to get your students more involved and interested in their learning. It’s is more focused on younger students but the concepts can be applied to any grade level. It’s just about getting creative.