The Wild Card

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Introducing The Wild Card For Kids

the adventure begins in January 2020


The Wild Card

Experience a creative breakthrough in your classroom.

Have you ever wished you were more creative... or that your students were more engaged in your lessons? The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experience a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Even if you've never painted a portrait or written a poem, you can create unforgettable lessons that help your learners retain content.

In this book, 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. 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



The Wild Card for Kids 


The Wild Card for Kids

Join the Wild Card Kids on their journey to becoming the Wild Card - a journey that takes them beyond the content standards to help them discover their own unique abilities and superhero powers in the classroom.




Jason David Frank

"When was the last time your students got excited about worksheets? Never! That's because worksheets don't work, at least not when it comes to instilling a love for learning. In The Wild Card, Wade and Hope King challenge, equip, and emPOWER you to create lessons that bring light (not dread) to your students' eyes. The activities and lesson ideas in this book can be adapted for different subjects and grade levels, and most importantly, will have your students running to get into your class!”

Jason David Frank,
Ator, Power Ranger, motivational speaker, 8th degree black belt martial artist

Gerry Brooks

"Whether you're a brand-new teacher just starting out or an experienced veteran, The Wild Card has something for you. The passion Wade and Hope have for education shines through on every page. This book will encourage you to be a better teacher and to engage your students in high-quality instruction. Their insight to education inspire you to stretch your students and yourself, and the personal stories they share will make you smile as you turn the pages. Wade and Hope challenge us to see students as individuals with untapped potential and to look beyond the sum of their clothes, houses, and parent incomes. If you need a jumpstart in your classroom this is the perfect book for you as it offers ideas and excitement to engage your students."

Gerry Brooks,
Elementary principal and social media educator personality

Amy Lemons

"If you are an educator that desires to turn up the energy and engagement level of your class, this book is for you! If that desire isn't in you, it will be when you read this book! These pages are full of real-life stories that will pull you in and challenge you to your core. You will be motivated, inspired, and encouraged. Most of all, this book will help you quiet that little voice that tries to steal the joy out of shaping future generations through education."

Amy Lemons,
Educator and blogger

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