Barbara Stender Jenkins
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Mrs. Stender is the strictest teacher I have ever met. I don't understand her lessons because most of the time she gets off topic. Majority of the class period she talks about her life and the book that she wrote. I have no idea what I'm learning.
I am 1/2 Hawaiian and portugese and the first day in her class she asked me in front of everyone if I was Hawaiian I said yes she said I think u better transfer out my class u don't look Hawaiian!?! I didn't know just because I'm fair skinned that I wasn't Hawaiian enough to her liking oh by the way her skin is the same as mine so I can't believe she is still teaching! She crazy and rude and a bully seriously get rid of her. It pains me that she still continue to judge people by their race!
She needs a serious change of attitude in order to operate as a teacher at peak efficiency. She succeeds with flying colors, however, in the category of bias. Extraordinarily biased, getting on her good side means an A; getting on her bad side means a C or worse. Keeping your head down is not in my personality, and I suffered for it. I suggest you stay quiet until the last day of school - Then tell her all her downfalls. She needs to change but not at the expense of your grade.
Mrs. Stender-Jenkins is extremely biased and makes rude comments to students. After 2 students transferred out of her class, she proceeded to make rude comments about them behind their backs. She is extremely unclear in her instructions, provides little to no teaching and absolutely no course material worth learning. She has clear favorites and picks on others. I clearly hope she retires because her teaching ability is very sub-par with DOE standards.
People said to relax, do her work, and you should be fine. From the moment I stepped into her class I felt that she was already biased, making very rude comments about them when saying their name. I think she's racists, but I can't tell for sure. She's very very biased and definitely has favorites. So far, I can see that she loves students who are very artistic. A tip to all you underclassmen, I would take U.S. history during the school year and PID and Modern hawaiian history in summer school.
Stop complaining, come class and do work and you'll pass.
I am enrolled in her class and am frustrated that administration refuses to change my class. This teacher is just an unhappy person and shows it. It's hard for me to learn anything because I fear her as she is a bully. I am afraid to ask for help or even look at her because of the way other students were treated. I just saw a book that she read that she married a formal student when he was 18 years old. I'm confused. I received a B, but I don't understand anything in her class.
I would advise students to not take Hawaiian history from this instructor. Take US Hist and HI Hist during summer school. You'll be glad you did so. Teacher unions help this instructor keep her job.
She's abusive. A really mean lady.
I liked her class in a weird way, she was strict in grading.