Average 4.47 based on 98 teacher ratings
Barbara Berent is an English teacher at Glendale High School located in Glendale, California and part of Glendale Unified School District. Barbara Berent's 98 teacher ratings contributes to Glendale High School's ranking of 517 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Glendale High School is 4.24 stars.
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Once the school year ends there is no way you will probably EVER forget this teacher. She really will go out of her way to help you & give you life lessons. I can honestly say she changed my life & the way i look at things. She is one interesting teacher & you will learn to love her. Honestly, thank you, you have been amazing. The river project has allowed us to open up as people. Also, she makes you write a letter to yourself & she will mail it out to you in 5 years & she's not joking.

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just a great teacehr and one that you will appreciate more after you graduate especilluy if you go to college and take an English class. I became a better writer with Berent and those annotations that she has you do will really help.

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I got so much more out of this class then any other English classes that I took at GHS.

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She got on my nerve, this hippie looking teacher. But the more I would be in her class, the more I fell in love with her. I love her. (;

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such a great teacher and will go out of her way to help you if you talk to her. Trust me on that, she got me through my senior year and it wasn't easy. Shes not easy either, but she really cares and she will get you to see the big picture.

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Not a very easy class, but a very passionate teacher. DO NOT THROW AWAY ANY PAPER YOU WORK ON IN THIS CLASS. NOT A SINGLE THING. Prepare yourself for a loud, artsy, outdoorsy class. Start thinking about what's going not that river journey! ;)

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The best ever..

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I can only describe her as being the hardest teacher I ever loved and I didnt know how much I loved her until I went to college and found that I had an edge over the students who had easier teachers. I knew how to annotate and read subtxt and how to

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Berent is hands down the most brilliant teacher you will ever have. But you have to be willing to work and think about the readings.

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Berent is probably one of the best teacher to end your senior year with. The river project connected everyone together & it was just an amazing experience. Be ready for deep discussions, as well as thinking outside of the box. It definitely is NOT an easy A but if you listen to her lectures, you will thrive.

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If you had Berent, there's only one word to describe it: EXISTENTIALISM. She is a good teacher when it comes to college experience of how much work your suppose to get. If you have her just make sure to be organized and prepared for a crazy ride. You'll learn a lot along the way.

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one of the best teachers I ever had. she goes way beyond the job and you will really appreciate her when you go to college. I know I did.

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She is a tough teacher and expects a lot but you will learn so much from her class in the long run. She teaches you things that you will really appreciate. I really miss her class even though it was so tough. So many valuable

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Ms. B understands what you need to be successful in college and doesn't care about anything else. If you want to be babied take those other so-called English teachers who give you busy work and easy As. If you want to bee c

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ms. berent has to be one of my favorite teachers :] she's very caring. you'll learn a lot from her! and everything you do learn in that class, you'll carry it out to college. she's very unique! every day is a surprise in her

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best teacher hands down if you get her consider yourself lucky and dont slack off! she will prepare you for college unlike some others I've had.

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She is not your babysitter and she will not hand feed you the material like other teachers did. She values your opinion. Speak up in the class! All around fun class, everyday is like a surprise!

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Your river journeys are amazing Miz B!

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She went out of her way to help me graduate what more do you want from a teacher. By the way did I mention that she had to speak to me after class at least once a week to stop tormenting classmates.

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I learned so much from this teacher! Just pay attention because it will all be worth it when you go to college.

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a really tough teacher who seems to really want to prepare us for college. ya she expects a lot but I'm learning more than I did last year.

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I don't think I have ever had a teacher who taught me more than Berent did. I love her and always will.

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She is creative, passionate, and loves literature. If she didn't love what she does she wouldn't spend so much time and effort in diligently grading our papers. You will not find a teacher who assigns more creative and though

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If you're lucky you will have her and if you're smart you will learn from her. I had her in 2008 and I had no way of knowing what an influence she would be.

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she's not easy its true, but we love he because she cares about us and wants the best for us and gives up alot of her time to give us what we need.

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I feel like I finally know what it's like to have a real English teacher. Ms B is amazing.

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Doesn't teach anything??? Who are you and what planet are you from? I've learned more in 2 months than I have from any other teacher, and she works so hard to motivate us.

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Bet she went to Woodstock. One of the most interesting teachers I've had. Definitely not afraid to speak her mind or embarrass herself with her singing.

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She has to be one of the most brilliant teachers at GHS. I don't think I've ever had an English teacher who knew more about philosophy than her, and she teaches it in a way that really makes you understand the literature.

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I love this class! She really makes me think about wanting to be a modern lit teacher and she really knows the material.

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When they say she's "crazy" what I think they really mean is that she's not afraid to do what is necessary to keep the attention of the class. That's a gift, and it's why we learn with her.

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I just got her last week, but I see what you guys mean. Shes reall y passionate about her subject, and seems to really care about what shes doing.

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Aw, Ms. Berent! She talked about books like they really mattered. If you get her you're lucky, but she will really make you work...and think!

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best teacher ever. People who say negative things about her are simply lazy or afraid to think.

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I didn't like her at first because she was so hard and expected so much. Now that I've graduated I realize how much she taught me, which was more than any other teacher ever.

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My Cal State English professor couldn't believe I knew so much about Conrad, Kafka and Ibsen, or that I understood their ideas better than most of the upper division students. I know why, and I have her to thank.

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the kind of teacher you remember forever and you don't know what you learned until you get to college and you know the concepts. Taught me to read taught me to write taught me to think.

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I had difficult times in her class but she's not a bad teacher. If you want easy english class, I'm not recommanding her class.

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Berent was a great teacher. You will appreciate her once you go to college.

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She is truly one of the BEST teachers that I had in High School. She shows you a different perspective on life with her unique way of teaching. You won't regret taking her.

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I had Ms. Berent in junior yr of 03'. Just rcvd my letter I wrote to myself, back then I thoght she was a nut case, but it took me 7 yrs to realize that shes one of the best, truly opens your mind, and makes you think.

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I lovee Berent :] shes kool -__-

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one of the best teachers ever :D Put some effort n ull love the class.She loves it when people speak their minds. A lot of group discussions and fun activities :) so TAKE HER

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She is misunderstood by those who are lazy and ignorant. But she was by far one of my best teachers at GHS. You just need to get used to her style. She unleashes another side of your mind you never knew you had.

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Often misunderstood by students who only want to stay inside their comfort zones but she knows what she's doing and I realized that in my first year at UCB. A visionary teacher who will get you to see past the wall.

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i had her for two years, and lits almost liek she knows what im thinking. st patricks day today rocked. we danced and she threw me on the floor becasue she got to emmotional witht hte dancing :D hahaha.. but besides that, hrn

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Although you have to actually do work in this class you will actually learn something, fun teacher and she pushes you to be more aware

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if you put even one ounce of effort into her class she will love you. sometimes she has her off days but her class is usually great and mostly consists discussions about society, art, politics and the world at large.

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geniuses are rarely appreciated by the majority, and that goes double for genius high school teachers. Go to college and maybe you will understand.

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Ms. Berent teaches her subject perfectly, by assigning interesting projects and assignments. She loves people who speak out their opinion, regardless if the opinion is different from hers. Now that's a true teacher!

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She is sooo good!!! has a very creative teching style that makes you enjoy every second of her class... i love her ...favorite teacher at GHS!!

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she is really cool i love her. in her class nothing is random!

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Berent's AWESOME!yes, she's eccentric.she's the only teacher I respect.incredibly INTELLIGENT and full of passion.but only smart kids appreciate originality and intelligence.she does away with the repetitiveness of school.

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i love having berent as my english teacher even though i know she's made people cry. i love the way she teaches

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style of teaching is very unusual. just get on her good side early on, and youll probably be set for the year. shes technology backwards, so offer to help out with projection problems if she has any, good way to waste time

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THE bestest most amazingest hippie-status awesome-random music-rocks teacher ever. :] <3.

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wow by far one of the most RANDOM teachers ive ever had...and i had her for 2 YEARS in a row! well she's cool when she wants to be..but she is SO MOODY....i give anyone props whoever survives her class...

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Plays the favorites game. Pointless activities and EXTREMELY moody. One of the worst teachers on campus.

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This teacher has major problems. She made us sit in the pitch dark classroom for 40 minutes without knowing where she is. Has her favorites, and will embarass you in front of the class. Also, very moody

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Worst teacher ever, just cares about leaves

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HATE HER plays with favorites. Unorganized. Write like 4 essays a week about nothing important. Makes you a laughingstock in front of class. Worst Teacher I ever HAD.

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Although she has very unique teaching methods, she is extremely unorganized and careless about grades. I have experienced this more than once. She assigns more work than she can grade. She also has favorites.

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Ms. Berent is unique. I love her and I know that she admires me, also. she is one of the few teachers who really understands me. She is unorganized and messes up students' grades, but she is a great teacher. She loves peaches

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she does not belong in a classroom but a hospital instead. when you get your schedule in the beginning of the year hope you dont have her because you're gonna hate it.

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SHE'S THE MOST DEDICATED TEACHER AT GHS. SHE KNOWS HER SUBJECT AND GETS EVERYONE TO WORK HARD. SHE ROCKS!!!

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wow! ms berent is a great teacher. i had her like 2 years ago and i remember everything i learned. i dont think i can ever forget whatever she taught she has a great teaching metho

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she's cool, until you get your first progress report (grading is totally screwed up)

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i loveee ms berent!!!!! her class was great!her room has awesome posters everywhere and she rocks! i miss you ms berent!! :)

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STRAIGHT UP ROCK STAR WILL TOTALLY BLOW YOUR MIND WITH HER PROGRESSIVE INSIGHT INTO HUMANITY. ROCK ON MS B

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Berent is Psyco!!! She needs to stop putting people down and stop yelling at people and giving individual lectures. "i consider moving u back to Jr. Lit."

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she the best... its not an english class... more like a debate class... just know whatever she says she's joking even when she screams... just laugh when she sc

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Ms. Berent was awsome...her weirdness is what makes her who she is..and I loved her class! Found out who Mr. Kurtz was too mrs. B!

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the best

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tough..yet...very interesting...that's all i can say

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She is a very unique person, and I am glad to have meet her. She brings out the creativity in herself and her students.

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eh..we had our differences, but i do admit that she is a good teachers. She teaches you to open your mind, but like i said, we had our differences...

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Mrs Berent is a very good teacher... At first she seems weird, but once you get to know her... she is a wonderfull teacher...

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kewl teacher that listens to Bob Marley. Takes time to write a note to each of her classes every week.

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Mrs. Berent is probably the most enlightened teacher I've ever had. Her brilliance is mistaken for wierdness...

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I would have to say that i learned a lot from Ms. Berent. She can be weird sometimes but she really knows a lot, specially about philosophy.

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I love Mrs. Berents class, she makes the class so fun and enjoying. She's not like other teachers who bore students. Mrs. Berent has a really good sense ofhumor

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If i had to describe this teacher in one quote it would have to be, To be great is to be misunderstood. VERY INTERESTING! GUESS WHO THIS IS

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What can I say you either love her or hate her [i love her:)!] But, to be great is to be misunderstood...... Emerson quote!

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i have never done so much work in my life in an english class and i have never learned so much either. Ms. Berent is the type of teacher u never forget.

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I had alot of fun in this class and would take this class again in a heartbeat. It was alot of fun and I learned more in this class then any other class.

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Those w/the IQ of potato might benefit by setting aside their bs critism of a teacher who has real talent & JUST GETS IT. Do you?

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oh.....my......gosh......if you really want something out of the ordinary you should definitly take this teacher.

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She absolutely kills me! She is scary smart, and I'm learning a lot from her. She's radical !

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learned more in this class then all other english classes combined

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Ms. Berent is the best. She explains everything and takes time to help us. She knows a lot, but she respects other's opinions too. I think she was a hippie.

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i had her last year, it was one of the classes i hated to go to, but i still got a B.

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she is genuinely concerned about her students but is not always logical.she stays long after students have left. As my sis said, you either love her or hate her

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She is the most dedicated teacher i've ever come across in my entire life. No one puts as much energy into their job as Ms. Berent does.

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this teacher is the best but she acts weird. she is very emotional and have no patience. but she provides us on what we need which makes her a good teacher.

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this teacher is the best teacher. And whenever you need help with anything she is there to help you out. I cant believe others dont like this teacher.

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