She's a very smart woman, but her teaching style leaves a lot to be desired. I didn't learn much in this course and I found her classroom style to border a bit on bullying at times. I recommend just keeping your head down and getting through it without engaging her as she can turn on you (and will reflect it in your grade!).
She teaches very well, but not anything relevant to the class.
DO NOT GET HER. Push, elbow, shove, do WHATEVER it takes to get into Steele's class during arena. I REPEAT: DON'T sign up for her class. You'll regret it.
She did not teach anything about the US at all. Our final on everything from the semester is the first test in her class. She only graded on the ridiculously long/random hw and picks on students. It seems as if she hates the US and only loves Native Am, AAs,
She may seem to be nice, but if you give her a reason to not like you, she will show it and sometimes humiliate you in class. Slavicek mainly teaches outside the book. She encourages students to think critically and to relate past events to things happening today. She's somewhat enlightening.
Simply don't take her for APUSH. I figure she would be an interesting teacher for a non AP class, but she rarely teachers to the book and I was very unprepared for the AP test come May. She assigns pointless outlines and NEVER lectures on stuff from the book. She also randomly collects homework.
US in F06/S07 and AmerDem in F07. US is a lot less work than AmerDem. She's an interesting person, but watch out if you're in her class. You will inevitably be held late after class everyday, so keep that in mind. (At LEAST 3 people have to say what they learned that day before you can leave.)
Dude, best teacher ever! C'mon you guys! She may be liberal, but atleast she gives us both sides of the story! She's very sweet and helpful. Seriously, you will get to know many things and feel proud once the semester is over
very cool teacher. it's funny how people are writing that you can't express your own view and that she's biased. take the class, keep an open mind, and listen. awesome teacher.
her US class was ok..but now that i'm in Amer. Dem. it's just repetitive.
I have her right now and she gives homework insanely. NEVER take her for U.S. History/Democracy. She gives a LOT at once and doesn't even consider the fact you have many things to do for other classes. Besides that, she won't even let you voice your opinion. If you did, she would FORCE you to think her way. She might say "I'm not trying to tell you to say things the way I do, but I'm giving you other opinions." 25% of your grade is participation by the way.
I dont know why all these people are hating on Ms.Slavicek but this is a tight class. If u know how to voice ur opinion and do the hw u can get an A easy
She is one of the worse teachers you can take at Lowell. You do not express your own beliefs, anything you do or say must be according to her views. Any work taht digresses from that will get a bad grade. She hates white people even though she is one but considers herself "latino" If your in JROTC and she finds out you are she will not care who you are you will fail that class no matter what.
People will have their different views, and us still being in school, our opinion can easily be swayed. The way she teaches is very structured and informant, but its so biased, like shes manipulating us.
hates bush. just hate bush with her and u will do fine.
well, she's gone for this year, but seriously if you want a teacher...you are not going to find one here. she goes so slowly...and takes forever to cover anything. i.e. by the end of modern world 2, you should have covered all the way to ch. 40...in slavicek's class...we barely got to 35. and her lectures are so...long. she also has organization problems...she marked me absent 7 times!! i was never late nor absent...i have no idea where she got those numbers!! best advice: AVOID!!
pretty easy, seems to like some people not others. she goes so slowly that at the end of the year, you have hella hw to do. extreme opinions.
She's nice and is given a bad rap. Possibly the only teacher who tires to teach something different than the approved curriculum. Gives you a different perspective.
She's not as bad as people think she is. She seems to be getting nicer and a better teacher. Give her a chance!
Her opinions shape the class more than other teachers' do. She strongly antieurocentric. When grades come out, you see favoritism in play with a lil bit racism.
Had her in 9th for history.. horrible very anti-american.. plus the whole course being US history all she talked about was the middle east.. US HISTORY..
Got an A. But...cmon Castro, a communist leader, is NOT the best leader in history. Consider other people's opinion. Open up Ms. S
shes pretty nice. just dont let her know your in JROTC, share your opinions and be nice to her. rich, white, guys-dont take her. shell rip you apart.
Very hard to get an A. Expects you to think the way she does.
She's so opiniated. It can get very annoying. You have to be willing to brown nose a lot to get a good grade.
AMER DEMO - She's an extreme liberal. Just consider her opinions and you'll do fine. Object them because you're a conservative and you won't.
If u like learning about malnurrition and why Europe sux, than take Ms. Slavicek. Easy A because we don't do anything in her class.
Easy but she makes her white students feel bad and she gets mad if you differ in opinion and will stop calling on you.
Zealous fanaticism coupled with stubbornness, a lack of intelligence, and an obsession with blame everything on white supremacy and racism.
Talk about BOOOOORING! Honestly, this is the most boring class i've ever taken. At first it was alright, but she talks waaay to much....it sux
While I do agree with her opinions she fails to teach different points of view. She teaches that you should hate white people b/c they screwed the world over.
she is very opinionionated but it's a breeze. u learn a lot about the CURRENT events tho n i kind of agree with *some* of her ideas.
She thinks she is ALWAYS right about everything, and never listens to anyone.
a bit opinionated but just respect her and she'll respect you