The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough (Paperback)
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 experiencing 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
"This book is a teacher wonderland of ideas, inspiration, and mind-blowing magic." --Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, Ron Clark Academy
"Hope and Wade provide powerful, proven, practical steps to discovering the creativity inside of us all." --Kim Bearden, cofounder and executive director, Ron Clark Academy, author of LA Times bestselling Crash Course
"Wade and Hope King challenge, equip, and emPOWER you to create lessons that bring light (not dread) to your students' eyes." --Jason David Frank, actor, Power Ranger, and eighth-degree black belt martial artist
"These pages are full of real-life stories that will pull you in and challenge you to your core." --Amy Lemons, educator and blogger