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The Benefits of A Postgraduate Year For Students with Learning Differences

Posted by Currey Ingram Academy on May 14, 2021 6:36:15 AM

The concept of a postgraduate year is pretty straightforward: it’s a transitional year between high school and a post-secondary education for students who may not be quite ready for a full and typical college experience.

A postgraduate year should be spent meaningfully; it is not a year for hanging out or passively waiting for something to happen. There should be a mix of work, volunteering, travel, and specialty classes. Completing a Scuba course, for example, could trigger an interest in marine sciences. Interning at a local television station could lead to a career in media. Students who spend their postgraduate year wisely are able to:

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Topics: education, Learning

11 Things Parents Can Do To Support Their Children With Learning Differences

Posted by Currey Ingram Academy on Apr 29, 2021 11:18:00 AM

Just like with any child, children with learning differences need generous amounts of love, patience, and understanding from their parents. Brentwood private school Currey Ingram Academy shares how parents can provide them with the support they need and deserve.

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What Should Parents Look For in a Boarding School?

Posted by Currey Ingram Academy on Apr 22, 2021 8:23:00 AM

There are many boarding schools out there, each with its own set of values, traditions, focus areas, and teaching philosophies. If you’re looking for a boarding school for your child, the selection process should be extensive and multi-faceted.

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What Are The Advantages Of Boarding Schools in the South Over Traditional Schools?

Posted by Currey Ingram Academy on Mar 16, 2021 12:52:00 PM

As one of the best boarding schools in the South, Currey Ingram has seen a lot of its students succeed within its walls and beyond it, thriving in an environment that encourages holistic student development. We’re here to answer all your questions on what makes boarding schools different.

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Topics: education, Parenting

What Are Executive Function Skills And Why Are They Important?

Posted by Currey Ingram Academy on Mar 8, 2021 11:11:49 AM

Executive function is a set of cognitive skills that are essential for us to set goals, plan, and complete tasks. Executive function has three main areas. These are:

1) Working memory. This allows short-term memory retention. Working memory may then help transfer this information into long-term memory.
2) Flexible thinking. This is the ability to switch gears quickly and find new ways to solve problems.
3) Inhibitory control. This is the ability to control impulsive responses that hinder individuals from completing a goal. An example of this would be a student ignoring conversations in the background while he/she is studying for an exam.

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Topics: education, Learning, wellbeing

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