What is Enki Education?
Enki Education is an independent program that strives to recognize
wisdom and vitality wherever they arise. In this spirit both the
classroom and homeschool curriculum are informed by
the work of several leading educators and a variety
of methods. Central among these are:
- the multicultural focus of
the United Nations International
the integrated arts
approach of Waldorf Inspired Programs,
- the skill building techniques
of traditional Western education,
- the independent project
learning of theme studies programs, and
- the focus on neurological development of Sensory Integration Programs.
Although we are grateful to those who have gone before, Enki differs
markedly from both Theme Studies and Waldorf Inspired Programs,
as well as all other approaches. The Enki approach, known as Developmental-Immersion
Mastery weaves together many rich and diverse elements in order
to support our fundamental premise - that the integration of body,
heart and mind is key to cultivating educational excellence, confidence,
and competence. At all grade levels, whether in classroom or homeschooling
programs, all academics are taught using a three fold process. This process begins with the arts and opens to full mastery of skills and concepts. In this way, we nurture the whole child, weaving together a coherent program including academics, arts, story, activities, movement, and exploration to bring about deep learning and growth. The resulting strong and broad foundation enables the students to meet the world head-on, in a compassionate, flexible, and creative manner.
Since 1993 the Enki approach has been used in homeschools,
and in independent elementary and junior high schools in the U.S.
Currently, Enki is most involved in publishing both classroom
and homeschool curriculum materials,
running homeschool programs and
teacher training programs, and consulting with both Homeschool
and Classroom teachers.
About Enki Education Director Beth A. Sutton...
Education was developed by Beth Sutton, M.Ed. Director
of Enki Education, Beth is a certified teacher in several states,
and is also certified in Waldorf
Education. She has been a teacher
and director of schools and camps over the last 49 years, and
in Traditional, Experimental, and Integrated Day/Emergent Curriculum methods. She has
taught in both Waldorf Schools and Waldorf inspired programs. She
is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of six.
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