The Wonder Teaching Tribe
A pioneering community of play-based educators.
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Do you want to see a revolution in early childhood?
… where play is more prized than worksheets?
…where educators are treated like the experts they are?
…where parents celebrate the wonder in your classroom?
You stand for what you believe
is best for young children.
How do you communicate it to parents?
How do you show the learning in play?
The Wonder Tribe is a safe haven of support.
I have seen the impact of educators who struggle to speak the power of play
. . . .who struggle to document the learning only available in play.
Educators who feel defeated and return to traditional methods to sooth parent and administrator fears.
I have seen educators loose their passion for education.
You do not just believe in play.
It is your heart.
What could you accomplish with everything you need at your fingertips?
Imagine having the support and resources you need at the click of a button? It is that easy!
We have curated actionable and practical trainings in . . .
- Classroom Management
- Loose Parts
- Third Teacher
- Process Art
- Reggio Inspired Practices
- Provocations & Invitations
- Hygge in the Classroom
- Outside Loose Parts
- And more!
Plus access to talking to over a thousand educators from around the world!
The Global Community? PURE GOLD.
The Wonder Tribe will help you seize what matters most in your classroom and curriculum.
Hi, I’m Sally Haughey of Fairy Dust Teaching — and I have been there.
I will never forget the year a father came up to me a few weeks into the school year and said, “What is my daughter doing in your classroom? It looks like all she is doing is playing. She doesn’t need to play – she is here to learn.”
I knew something had to change. Clearly the father was not seeing the impact of play based education.
I had been researching the power of play for years. I knew this was the right path. I sat down to write an email to this father when it hit me. There were major components of play based education and those components were deeply rooted in brain research.
That night I developed my newsletter, family notes, and lesson plans to reflect these major components so I could educate the families on a consistent regular basis.
I began using these components in my conversations, my teaching, talking to my principal and colleagues.
Within a few weeks of starting this – the impact was nothing less than miraculous. The father who yelled at me came up to me a few months later and said, “I am blown away with how much my daughter is growing in your classroom.” He thanked me for play based education.
Each month, inside the Wonder Tribe – I share The Play Code™ training and more to help you become a play based expert.
What if I don't have support
to be play based?
I get it. I have been there.
The Play Code™ is a special fast track plan for you inside the Wonder Tribe.
Worried learning the power of play will be too time consuming? Actually – in reality – it is going to save you hours of frustration and struggle.
I have created The Play Code™ for launching your expertise as a play based educator.
THE PLAY CODE™
I have a massive vault of play-based resources.
Join a global community of over 1400 play based educators!
INSIDE. . .
Reflection and Intentional Teaching Support:
- Weekly Review/Planning Forms designed to expand your teaching wisdom. (The Wonder Maker System)
- Monthly Reflective Forms for deepening your practice.
- Live Quarterly check-ins. How is your year going? What is the best next step?
A collection of organized templates, guides, assessment tools, documentation guides, & provocative questions. These created-for-you documents are ones I’ve used in the field – and they’ll save you so much time – no more going down the rabbit hole on Google or making your own! Get back some of your TIME.
Inspiration delivered to your inbox – on tending to your teaching heart. We want to nurture you with inspiration and even a little fun! Okay – why not a lot of fun!
What is in the Wonder Tribe?
Take a look. . .
NEED HELP WITH REGGIO INSPIRED?
You want to deepen your knowledge of all things Reggio-Inspired so you can educate with confidence.
NEED HELP WITH HANDS ON LITERACY?
You want to expand literacy components in your program through storytelling and fairy tales. The Fairy Tale Club is the curriculum I developed in an academic setting.
NEED A BOOST OF CONFIDENCE?
The nuts & bolts of teaching – classroom management, curriculum, planning, family involvement, and more, are all inside the Wonder Tribe.
Here’s what’s possible for YOU when you jump into the training inside the membership…
Here’s how we keep things fresh, supportive inside The Wonder Tribe …
Monthly Wonder Based Teaching Zoom Calls
Live Zoom calls to get coaching on classroom management, discuss the Reggio/Wonder Inspired path, the power of play and more.
24/7 PEER SUPPORT Get VIP access to a private Facebook community JUST FOR MEMBERS of like-minded educators from all over the world. Find fresh ideas, advice & lasting connections to support you around the clock.
GUEST PRESENTER TRAININGS: Trainings from leaders around the world so you have access to the newest thinking in ECE, innovative ideas, and help with unique situations.
Ready to be supported by like-minded educators?
This community supports you through the good and the bad.
Here’s why member Helen Meissner finds such value in the membership…
Here are the most common reasons why educators join the Wonder Tribe . . .
“I WANT TO SHARPEN MY STRATEGIES.”
Many inside the membership want to know how to create the most meaningful learning opportunities they can. Some are just starting their journeys into the Reggio/Wonder based teaching world – so don’t worry about trying to do it all at once — it’s a process.
“I WANT TO DEEPEN MY UNDERSTANDING ABOUT CHILDREN.”
You want to know deeply about how children develop & learn. You want to figure out how to help your disruptive students and other perplexing behaviors. There’s so much we weren’t taught in our coursework (or worse, taught incorrectly) about how young children develop. We can help children become what they are meant to be through our appropriate & intentional practice.
“I WANT TO LEAD MY STAFF.”
Some inside the membership are either in a leadership position – such as a director of a program or preschool owner, and others are teachers who want to inspire change in those around them… they have questions like: How can I get others to grab the passion for Wonder based practices? How can I provide my teachers with effective training so they can become the magical teachers I know they can be? How DO I inspire my staff – to get them to see what I see and share my vision? How can I encourage them and be a positive support for them? How do I bring new teachers up-to-speed – how do I explain our program clearly so new teachers will embrace it? Being the director or the lead teacher has its own challenges. I would never leave you to figure it out on your own. There is a huge need for support for this group of educators — and you’ll have it in The Wonder Tribe Membership.
“I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO INCORPORATE PLAY-BASED LEARNING AND STILL MEET MANDATES PLACED ON ME”
If you’re in an academic environment where data collection and common core standards reign supreme, chances are you’re not sure how to incorporate wonder-inspired learning. You may be wondering, how do I… Incorporate play into a curriculum-driven program? Help parents embrace what I’m doing — and help them understand the why behind it? Blend wonder-based learning into my teaching while still meeting demands placed on me by the school? There are more and more of us working hard to change that trend, but the fact is, many teachers must comply with certain expectations, testing & standards for now. We can’t ignore that. The Wonder Tribe can show you how to infuse Reggio/Wonder-based learning throughout the day in an academic-heavy environment.
No Commitment Guarantee
I guarantee The Wonder Tribe will give you E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you need to become a skillful, confident, influential educator. If you get in there and don’t experience any of what I’ve described here today, you may cancel your membership ANYTIME by simply telling us you are no longer getting value from The Wonder Tribe. No questions, no begging you to stay, and no frowny faces next to your name. Guaranteed. So… what are you waiting for, my teaching friend? Get started on your the path of your choice!
1. Do I have to make time for the membership on a regular basis? I’m so busy!
2. Anything to do with tech stresses me out — how hard is it to use the membership?
3. I don’t really know anything about Reggio or Waldorf - do I need some experience to join?
4. I work in a high-stakes environment — so will I really get something out of this? I don’t have a lot of freedom to teach the way I want to.
5. Is The Wonder Tribe only for teachers?
6. Will my school pay for my membership?
Great question. There’s a good chance your school will cover your membership fee, if you request approval. We’ve made it super easy for you to request approval — just download this letter and give it to your supervisor or director. If you have any questions, our team is happy to help → firstname.lastname@example.org.