PERMIE KIDs is a network of families, children and youth educators, and community organizations who desire to bring nature and community-oriented education in their homes, organizations, and communities. If you want to learn to design and facilitate education that inspires a loving connection with oneself, others and Earth, we will help you through courses, workshops, community networking, instructional resources, as well as educational design consultation. Read More
In this theme, your child will conduct the majority of their activities and exercises outdoors. Summer is a great time to be outside as much…
The PERMIE KIDs "Inspiration Grows" 26 page e-book (PDF) showcases the framework that can help you use interconnected ethical edges, natural thinking tools, community virtues…
Learn personalized educational design techniques and tools to help children observe, explore, ask questions, pursue passions, learn naturally, and connect with family, community, and nature. Together with our children, we co-design a permanence of culture that honors and values not just natural resources, but also natural relationships.
What emerges when we re-frame what it means to learn, educate, and be educated?
We learn the art, science, and wisdom of mentoring our children on their unique journeys in learning and life. Children discover how to learn well as natural scholars embedded in life. They playfully and naturally weave academic subjects and skills with an emerging understanding of traditional wisdom, creative intelligence, and learning rooted in cultivating consciousness.
Educational design is a personal, mentored program for parents and educators that uses a flexible design framework. Together we co-create personalized educational plans with our children that integrate their passions and talents with family, community, and the natural world. The result is an education that is more than just academically rigorous. Children emerge into their communities and the world as fully realized individuals who care for themselves, others, and the earth.
The only ethical solution is to take responsibility for ourselves, families, communities, and the earth by helping children learn how to integrate such values into their life’s passions to become solutions-based thinkers who can solve the problems of tomorrow. Taking responsibility in learning and life begins within and spirals out to the world around us. It means valuing each individual, recognizing intrinsic worth, and trusting that we each can find and forge our own path, in our own time, and in our own way.
Together, we can network and support each other in our individual, family, and community journeys. Become part of the solution. Empower the educator within and let’s work with our children to make this world a better place.