Our classes are designed to motivate children to learn, using hands-on, experiential, game-based and highly themed curriculum. The dynamic and exploratory nature of our classes have students looking forward to exciting weekly adventures together. Whether it's diving into geography through an agent spy mystery, or history and writing through the making of a Medieval or Colonial Town, brain games in our Secret Solvers Society, or inspiring Entrepreneurs by the creation of an entire Pizzeria concept, there is never a dull moment in our classrooms!
About our Instructors
“History is so dull” , “I hate writing” “Learning about countries is boring” and “I’m too young to start a business”.
Things you will never hear in Mrs. Ani’s classroom!
Ani Janbazian, a native Canadian, earned a BA in Arts Management from the University of Toronto. As an Educational Exhibit Designer at the London Regional Children’s Museum, and then as an Educational Interpreter at the Scarborough Historical Museum, she was trained to relay complex scientific concepts and historical facts to students using approachable hands-on methods to make a lasting impact. As a youth programs coordinator at several non-profits, and Associate Director of Donor Relations at the Music Center of L.A. County, she had to engage large groups of people for big chunks of time during special events — so activities that were dynamic, thematic, and cooperative were always a hit! Employment at four educational toy retailers also made it clear that the most effective way for children to learn is simply through play.
As a homeschool mother of three, it seemed natural to use these very ideals to make learning come alive for her children. She began with creating interactive, themed, game-based curriculum for her own kids to experience and explore — And it was only a matter of time before it transformed into enrichment classes to offer to others in the homeschool community too. Through the company she started in 2015, We Spark Learning, she aims to spark intrigue and motivate children to learn with enthusiasm.
"We Spark Learning classes are fun and educational. Mrs. Ani makes learning fun. She is a very creative teacher! My son loves her classes and we would highly recommend them to all!
Yvonne B. (parent of student in Class Town Journal Writing, Build-A-Biz and Where in the World is Nina Pasadena?)
"This is a wonderful class allowing children to use imagination, while honing deduction skills and a host of other skills -- too many to name. Thank you for offering this class."
Tamiko D. (parent of student in Where in the World is Nina Pasadena?)
"My son looked forward to class each week, knowing he was building a business. The class and learning had real meaning to him. I don't think he realized all the real-life tools he learned through this Build-A-Biz class." Lucy S.. (parent of student in Build-A-Biz)
"Each week's presentation was introduced in a fun way, and our daughter enjoyed being with kids her age. We appreciate how much work and creativity you put into each class, and can see how she looks forward to coming each week to learn."
Lorraine Z. (parent of student in Where in the World is Nina Pasadena?)
"My students are happy to go to your class for a day of fun, enjoyable, instructional learning. Thank you!"
Carina P. (parent of students in Class Town Journal Writing, Build-A-Biz, and formerly Where in the U.S. is Nina Pasadena?)
"Ani is a very creative teacher, bringing many subjects into one class. Brilliant! My son looked forward to these classes every week."
Cheri D. (parent of student in Build-A-Biz and Where in the World is Nina Pasadena?)
"Mrs. Ani is a great teacher that knows how to engage the kids and make learning fun!"
Kathy S. (parent of student in Class Town Journal Writing)