Currently working very hard on a major overhaul of my Amazing Race courses (seasons 26 & 27). Since they were originally created in 2015, I am going through them thoroughly before re-release to completely update all their info and restructure them to a better format in my new system.
GOAL: Have Season 26 available for sale by the end of June 2020.
Season 26 includes the countries under development listed below and Japan, which is currently complete and available.
NOTE: The “pages” mentioned below all contain content already, are mostly complete, and I am just going over them to update them. I am not working from scratch on these courses.
Come on a learning adventure with me!
By providing a wide array of activities, I strive to provide something for every child... to ignite interest in every personality and learning type. Even younger children can sit on a parent or older sibling's lap and soak in something from the activities included in my courses.
Your child will:
Lessons are set up in a format that centers around experiences vs traditional subject-based learning.
This is because I strongly believe that hitting all the senses with a wide variety of activities is the way to spark that fire of interest for learning. For ALL kids. All ages, all learning styles.
Kids couldn’t really care less about seeing lessons divided by traditional subjects, unless it’s to help them avoid the subjects they hate!
So instead of separating my lessons into sections for history, science, and math, etc …Instead I have sections by EXPERIENCE:
and in some courses:
Now, WITHIN these experiences are mixed many of those traditional subjects that we homeschool parents concern ourselves with. So they are still there! They are intertwined in everything!
I take a topic, be it a season of The Amazing Race or The Gold Rush or a person in history…and I find resources and create activities around these topics that hit all those experiences listed above, as much as possible. And while I am filling in these lessons, I am also keeping in the back of my mind those traditional subjects to ensure that I also am bringing in enough of them to really give the lessons the full enrichment quality that I am wanting to create.
Learn more about my version of Experience-Based Learning here.
I create courses with this phrase in mind: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
I don’t believe that children are here for us to pour info into. That is not true learning. I think many of us, including homeschoolers, forget this, or have a misguided belief about this due to our culture’s very strong emphasis on pail-filling “education”. I still struggle with this constantly!
But through my courses, I am seeking to ignite and follow those sparks, which are oh-so-much-MORE important than volumes of facts learned.
One spark of interest can lead to weeks, months, YEARS of pursuing learning in ways that shoveling of facts at a child will never, ever accomplish.
It is because of my desire to follow the child’s interest that I do NOT require anything in my courses. There are no required assignments or tests or quizzes or papers to write. I give them a choice in all activities. There are some activities that I may ask them to please do FIRST, and I explain why it will mean so much more if they do…but I want the child to do an activity because it has sparked her or his interest, not because it’s on a list of required assignments.
Children are guided through how to find the answers to questions that arise as they work through activities and are exposed to multiple safe, helpful online tools for research.
All my content is designed to be fun and engage the child with no dry worksheets and busywork. After many years of working with children and then raising my own 2, I have a strong desire to meet kids on their level and find ways to keep the children’s interests and enjoyment FIRST and FOREMOST!
What Parents Have to Say
I think it would be brilliant to do this with many other topics/shows/subjects.
Let me take some work off your hands
I've done the work for you so you can enjoy the activities WITH your kids!
(Or, take a much needed break!)