Be a Part of Our Story

After four years of testing, playing, and adapting our programming, we are excited and ready to put The Wildling in the hands of skilled and passionate educators like you. With access to our Educator Jambook, our Educator Hub, and professional training opportunities, you’ll have the tools needed to effectively adapt our methods and exercises to meet the needs of your unique learning communities and spread The Wildling fire.  

If you’re interested in adding the The Wildling to your classes or would like to learn more, contact us.

Read more in this Wildling Founder letter and take a peek at our Wildling Jambook:

A message from Founders Mekea Duffy and Megan Kaplan 

We look forward to connecting with you on your Wildling journey. Please reach out to us at any time with questions, ideas, and concerns:

“I know you get how great it is but using it in action with these kiddos has been incredibly therapeutic for them / me… I give them a choice at times to read or write and there’s nothing like watching them go get their Jambook and write unprompted.

—Kathy Seipp, Wildling Educator, Teacher at Lakeview Elementary

It was a blast and heartwarming to hear students really open up and tell stories from their heart.

—Mykenna Yesnes, Wildling Educator, Teacher at Alice Smith Elementary

As a middle school teacher, I see story as central to the identity development of a child. Middle schoolers need space to reflect on who they are and what matters to them, and they need to have those identities known by their peers. The Wildling is aiming to do just that. In a time when kids have been disconnected from their peers like no other generation, the Wildling is working to form human connection through the age-old art of story.

—Katie Scherer, Wildling Educator, Teacher at Breck School

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.