5 Tips for Parents to Encourage Studying

Be interesting Kids generally learn more from the examples their parents set than the rules that they propose. So, if you would like your child to study more, study something yourself. Whether it’s keeping reading current, delving into classics, showing your child how accounting works in the home, how algorithms play out in your professional… Continue reading

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“A child needs a place like Novastar”

“In modernity where parents are extremely busy and distracted with livelihood, the intellectual and emotional development of a child needs a place like Novastar. Novastar focuses on development from several dimensions that allows the talent and the passion in the child emerge. This is vital for children living in these busy and complex times.” Hamed,… Continue reading

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Study Tips for Visual Learners

Who are the visual learners? Visual learners learn best through seeing. They tend to remember what they read or see more than what they’ve heard.   Note: While the ideas below are geared towards the strengths of visual learners, effective note organization and understanding how to use diagrams to one’s advantage are great study skills for all learners.… Continue reading

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Creating a Study Space

The new school year is still a few weeks away, but now is a great time to start thinking about your student’s study space so they can hit the ground running. A dedicated study space and a study routine helps cue your mind and your body that it’s time to study. Think about these things when planning… Continue reading

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The Learning Method of Reggio Emilia

What is Reggio Emilia? Reggio Emilia is an early childhood and primary educational approach championed by Loris Malaguzzi of Reggio Emilia, Italy just after World War II. The approach asks parents and teachers to recognize children as “rich in potential, driven by the power of wanting to grow” (Wurm, 2005). Children exhibit a desire to grow. Children are naturally curious questioners… Continue reading

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Academic Expectations: Making the Transition from High School to College.

With the school year drawing to an end, recent high school graduates are scrambling to ready themselves for their collegiate journey. Between registering for classes and decorating dorm rooms, it can be easy for students to overlook preparing for the academic transition from high school to college. What factors constitute an “Academic Transition”? A smooth academic transition requires a specific… Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways You Can Help Your Child Be A Critical Thinker

Having worked with diverse students and families on issues in education, I notice many parents have one similar concern. They want their children to think critically and be global thinkers, but aren’t sure what they can do as parents to help. Watch your children grow with these three easy steps towards cultivating critical thinking!   Read Everything with Your… Continue reading

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Stronger Learning with Better Nutrition

Many factors influence one’s ability to assimilate new information in the mind. Students and teachers often find themselves suffering from mental fatigue, brain “fogginess” and difficulty with memory. Several factors can influence the way the mind functions. When the mind is optimally nourished with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin B-12, it is more focused and agile.   Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty… Continue reading

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