Neurodiverse Learners

neurodiverse learner

No learner is the same. Although the theory of Learning Styles has been mostly debunked, it is true that we all learn in myriad and different ways. Some of us learn in very different ways. For these neurodiverse learners, traditional classroom instruction, in which the teaching style is generally aimed at the average learner (by […]

How My Education Changed My View of Education

Alternative education for worldschoolers

Many students thrive in a traditional school setting. Brick and mortar schooling where you sit at desks with 15-25 other students is a system that has been used for decades. (Sir Ken Robinson has a great description of the “industrial model” of education in his famous Ted talk.) However, this system is undeniably outdated and […]

Volunteering Opportunities for Students

volunteering opportunities for students

There are many reasons why middle schoolers and high schoolers may want to volunteer their time. Volunteering opportunities for students can provide real-world, hands-on work experience. A well-chosen program that connects with a student school plan—especially for homeschoolers and worldschoolers who have the freedom to craft their own curriculum—can extend learning in unique and powerful […]

Worldschooling Hubs: School From Anywhere

Worldschooling, the act of taking your kids on an extended traveling experience, and using the world as their classroom, is on fire. More families than ever—impelled by the work from anywhere revolution—are hitting the road. At Cicero, we serve a lot of worldschooling families. Our model of 1:1, personalize school that happens on your schedule, […]

Core v Electives

core

It’s a classic dilemma for anyone who’s cast off the yoke of traditional schooling. I’ve got the freedom to design my curriculum in whatever way I’d like. And yet, for a variety of reasons—college requirements, local rules, family priorities—I need to ensure that my child is covering the core. What is the Core? Four courses […]

What’s Cicero Like? Conversation with a Parent

Families contemplating the shift from traditional, brick and mortar school to homeschooling, worldschooling, or some variant thereof, face a lot of anxiety. The questions and concerns can feel overwhelming. Will my child thrive? Will she succeed? Will he stay on track? What about college? What about socialization? We sat down with a Cicero parent, Hope […]

School and the Digital Nomad Family

Jade who lives in a digital nomad family, in Singapore

Pre-pandemic, the typical digital nomad was a young, childless professional who lived a couple of months here and a couple of months there, skipping from coworking hub to coworking hub, from Bali to Lisbon to CDMX. Like so much, this changed with the pandemic as older professionals with families transitioned to remote work. As more […]

The Science of Study Breaks

remote school student taking a study break

For a long time studies have reinforced the importance of taking breaks while studying. Study breaks have been scheduled in learning programs from preschool to college for decades. Many articles have been written about the positive effects of taking a break while studying, including increases in productivity and attentiveness, and a reduction in stress. Due […]

5 Homeschooling Tips and Tricks

homeschooling tips and tricks

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of our Cicero Voices, essays written by Cicero students reflecting on some aspect of their learning. Homeschooling is what you make it. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your personality. Personally, I love the freedom to design my own curriculum […]