Average 4.5 based on 37 teacher ratings
James (jim) Novak is a Social Studies teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School located in Burke, Virginia and part of FCPS. James (jim) Novak's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Lake Braddock Secondary School's ranking of 270 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lake Braddock Secondary School is 4.13 stars.
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This is one of the best teachers I've ever had! He rocks!!!! IF you are looking for a teacher that cares about you, pick him! And, most every teacher has a political bias but he respects everyone's opinion so cut the guy slack. And, he's not so easy for everyone so if you are like MOST of us, you will find he is fair and the class challenging.. Good luck finding a nicer teacher and one who goes out of his way more to help those who need it! FYI- His students do fine on AP exams.

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One of the worst classes I have taken at LB. Mr. Novak is so busy trying to be nice that he lowers the standards so that everybody gets an A. You will learn very little. Great guy, but way too easy.

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awesome. tied for funniest teacher there

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I am very fond of Mr. Novak. He is one of the most devoted teachers you will ever meet. His passion for teaching is truely inspiring and admirable. I have taken his courses almost every year because h

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such a sweet man. the nicest teacher you will ever have. he's always so excited for class and it's so sincere. i love going to his class, it makes my day.

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coolest teacher!

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Most devoted teacher ever. He tends to give a lot of work, but it's a good thing. You'll never find anyone with a kinder heart but some students take advantage of that. Great sense of humor.

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i have heard alot about him and i met him the other day. hes soooo nice and funny. hes very charming and he helps you out if you need it and is really chill. hes really cool.

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Annoying. Loud. Obnoxious. ADD. I absolutely hate his class. Goes off on random tangents about nothing. Assigns pointless work and projects. DO NOT TAKE AP EURO!!!

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He's really energetic, even first thing in the morning, and his antics are funny. Never took any notes in class because he makes everything clear and memorable. LONG LIVE NOVAKIA!

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HE IS THE MOST AWESOME TEACHER IN THE WORLD... Novakia is literally a "virtual feast of the mind" :)

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Most caring teacher you'll ever meet at Lake Braddock. His assignments for AP Euro are lengthy, but it is completely necessary considering how hard the exam is.

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Cool teacher..."WHAT IN THE WORLD SON?" greating from Economics and Currents evens class of 09

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awesome dude and cool history teacher and always fired up about history

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Had him for two classes my sophmore year (world 2 honors, and AP Euro, same day might i add haha) anyways, he's an awesome teacher and really knows his history. Don't take him for granted!

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HAIL TO ALL NOVIKIA!! The best history teacher I have ever had. I have never seen someone so enthusiastic in a classroom befor! (unless ofcourse there is a sub) He teaches so well and I in so interested at his side lectures about current events. 10/10

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One of the nicest teachers you will find at the school. Even after you had his classs, he remembers you and makes an effort to talk to you. I know of no kid who has not liked him. NOVAK FOR PRESIDENT!!!

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wow, can't even describe him, he's sooooo nice, really funny and charming, loves kids and loves teachings, will always help you and do whatever he can for a student, truly a great teacher

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He's fired up about AP US History. Makes history fun. I advise sophmores to take this class because it breaks you into AP classes, and is still one of the best classes you'll take!

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I have him now for AP Euro. He's really cool but the homework is uber huge for someone who doesn't do much. I go to the same church as he does and I'd like to run into him.

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doesn't actually read the homework he collects but reads projects, anyways, such an encouraging teacher, really really nice, always enthusiastic about teaching and learning!

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Optimus magister! Contagiously enthusiastic about his subject. Get fired up about history! Also respects and interacts well with his students.

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Great teacher, and loves his job (or so it seems) Although the workload is a bit much for my taste (or anyone elses for that matter), still one of the best.

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for the good of the order

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One of the best teachers I had senior year

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Mr. Novak is sooo cool. His class is really fun and exciting. He teaches you a lot of things like Plessy v. Ferguson.

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One of the nicest and most helpful teachers I know, truly looks for the students and tries to interact with kids alot

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He gets you fired up about history! I love how he's really enthusiastic about the subject, and makes you enthusiastic, too.

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Had him for euro but I wanted him for gov't this year. AWESOME teacher who gets fired up about gov't. he's a good person who cares a lot about his students.

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Had him for AP Euro...not the easiest class, but he's a great guy...actually respects students (a rare thing with high school teachers)

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He reminds me of Flanders from the simpsons...which is a little annoying, teaches World Hist. 2 like it is an AP class...so much work, but interesting, too.

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He is the best teacher in the work. Novak Rules!!!

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I love him

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easiest teacher ever!

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get him for the election project; I had him for 2 classes he's the best!

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pure awesomeness

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