Advice to the Elementary School – ME!

Building confidence is something that starts at a young age. Now that I have had the opportunity to “live a little,” I wanted to write a letter to myself in elementary school.  I was a shy and quiet kid, but I always had supportive parents, extended family and teachers along the way to guide me. … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Live long enough and you will understand that the entire life is full of making decisions.  Those decisions are often followed by actions which directly impact the outcomes we seek.  Therefore, achieving desired outcomes depends on making good decisions which require critical thinking skills.   Critical thinking is a valuable skill that anyone can improve… Continue reading

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Characteristics of a Successful Student: Part 2

In this portion, we will focus on staying committed to our plan in order to achieve goals. Now that we have developed a plan, we must identify principles to incorporate into our characteristics. When I was a college sophomore, I read a book that completely changed my outlook on studying and on my life: “The… Continue reading

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9 Essentials for Going From High School All-Stardom to College Success

Do-It-Yourself Your parents aren’t here. In college, you will be responsible for managing your own schedule, getting to your classes, eating well and not living with a carpet of dirty clothes on the floor. Independent self-care is a lot to manage, but if you make an effort to keep the basics covered, it is a… Continue reading

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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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When Will I Need This? Lessons You Can Still Take From Dull Assignments

Suppose you’re sitting in history class learning about Chinese dynastic system. Like some students, you may ask yourself: “When am I ever going to need this?” After all, you want to be a chemist. It’s a valid question. When will you need the dearth of information you absorb in school every day? The truth is, maybe never. It all… Continue reading

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Homework Goals

When you think about homework, you probably think about time at home that may cause lots of stress because some children will not sit down and do it. They’d rather be anywhere or do anything else! For example, the percentage of students who use their electronics or telephones before they even think of studying is about… Continue reading

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Why Do Homework and Learning Matter?

One of the biggest challenges we face is finding ways to get students to do their homework and hand in their assignments. In order to tackle this complex issue, let’s study the fundamentals of what learning is and why it’s important.   American author, Brian Herbert, once said, “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn… 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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Understanding the Different Learning Styles

According to Robert Sternberg, Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University, ignoring students’ learning styles fails teachers and learners. Novastar Prep agrees! By understanding learning styles, education can become effective and productive. Teachers can provide a variety of activities that match different learning styles. This allows a greater number of students to showcase their intellectual… Continue reading

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