The assignments are so simple, non of this symbolic bullshit; just straight out 'write an essay like this' or 'answer this question' or 'explain what happened here'. The amazing thing is that right now more than 50% of the class has less that 50% as a mark, I have the highest mark in the class with 84.4%. McFarlane is just owning the students who are complaining with things like "We didn't really know what to do for this assignment" even after he explicitly tells you what he expects several times and writes it down on the board, telling you to copy every word.
Of all the possible English teachers I could have, McFarlane is the only one worth being taught by. Also his hardcore communist/socialist tendencies are funny to see contested by the almost entirely republican/capitalist/authoritan class.
You would hate Bowes too, despite the fact that people think she's young therefore stupid, she's actually pretty smart
she sees things that even you wouldn't see in books butcher and dittmar are pretty sweet too. In fact i have a general respect for all the dottering old women in the english department. All except for Sutton. The man loves himself I've always had a respect for mcfarlane , but more pity. He tries to be cool and intersting but doesn't work; he's like the nerdy bryan (or drmanic)
McFarlane is hardly cool, he's just seems like.... an English teacher I guess... rofl. He reads a ton of books, listens to classic rock, and likes skiing and crap like that. Also he's pretty Canadian, what with the frequent use of "eh" and so forth. Generally I just dislike English completely as a subject, but McFarlane is actually a half decent guy to be taught by; also I like how the class likes to act retarded around him, which pisses him off and invariably starts a rant of some kind. When it comes to going off on tangents, I'm not sure who is better out of Lempka or McFarlane.
Post by elbow unit on Mar 11, 2009 22:44:35 GMT -5
oh god i;ve spent a period in grade 10 science with lebreton talking about his kids, one with chauhan about the importance of school, like 3 in writer;s craft talking about Nine inch Nails, and adn countless periods with mcfarlane talkinng classic rock. but the person who wins the tangent award is mr kanukas the drama teacher; we can go from talking about theetre to talking about econmics in one period. for 3 weeks staright we did nothing but talk about greek mythology, that's 15 hours of nonstop talking and us listening.. it was epic
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2009 22:44:54 GMT -5 by elbow unit
Hmm, that is pretty damn intense. I assume nearly nothing is accomplished in that class.
While I guess Lempka doesn't have the best tangents, he is still best for interrupting a class. There's nothing better than having Lempka walk into your class and then follow by degrading you, shaking his head at you in disapproval or just generally making an ass out of the students in the class, and then leaving as abruptly as he arrived.