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Ben Hartnell

Social Studies Teacher at Westerville North High School
4.8 out of 5
4.8 Overall Rating
Based on 138 Ratings

10/13/14 - Hartnell is a creative and fun teachers and will always give you the resources that you would need Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/14/14 - Run save yourself stay out of his honors Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

09/11/14 - DOC H KNOWS HOW TO MAKE A BORING SUBJECT AWESOME. GOT ME TO THINK AND TALK ABOUT HISTORY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL - NEVER DID THAT B4. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/11/14 - quality teacher. district needs more like him. our dinner conversations always began with what dr. hartnell did in school. now that my son no longer has dr. hartnell, our table discussions are boring! i honestly wish i had someone as dedicated to teaching when when i was in school. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/20/14 - Dr. Hartnell isn't messing around! He's going to pile-drive historical information into your brain from bell-to-bell and each and every day. Byt don't worry - he's sweet dude and makes learning fun. Enjoy it cuz when you don't have him, you'll be sad Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/07/14 - he's amazing. challenges us to think. all around a good guy. best in the building by far. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
5.0 Overall Rating

04/21/14 - HARTNELL ROCKS!!! Disco dance day Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 2.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/07/14 - I need more than 500 characters to describe Dr. Hartnell. What a wonderful teacher and human being. His genuine personality makes his classroom the safest, most educational, and greatest in the entire building. He is a powerful lecturer and invests so much time into preparing a unique learning environment. He stays up until 2:00 am working on his class - and it shows. Thank you, Dr. Hartnell - you are the BEST of the BEST! Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/16/13 - Dr. Hartnell has made my Freshmen year so outstanding already. His passion for his subject carries over to his passion for his profession. He does so much to help our school be the best it can be. From dressing up during Spirit Weeks to going to the games, Dr. Hartnell IS Westerville North! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/14/13 - I have Dr. Hartnell!!! WOO HOO!!! Today was the first day of class and already I know it'll be a GREAT year! I've never been this excited for any class before. My 2 brothers had him and loved him - so I can't wait for the first lecture! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

07/01/13 - Dr. Hartnell = Westerville. Without him, there is no Westerville. He is the future of teaching, so all those jealous teachers beware. Hartnell grapples school issues and leads the building in a way I've never seen anyone else do. He brings an intensity to his classroom that keeps students engaged, focused, and having fun. I am glad he turned down the opportunity to "go pro" and didn't leave Westerville for college. RESPECT THE BEARD!!! Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/31/13 - Dr. Hartnell saved my life. No joke. He guided me through a very dark time in my life by being there to listen to the horrible things happening in my life. I looked forward to his class every day because it gave me 45 minutes away from my troubles. His entertaining and informative lectures and awesome class websites must take forever to create and write. Thank you for all that you do. You are truly a life saver. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

04/28/13 - Dr. Hartnell creates a learning experience unseen in the high school level. He isn't kidding when he says he's "revolutionizing" education. From his approach in making history REAL and connecting it to today's events to his new sytle of assessing students, we are THANKFUL beyond belief that both of our children had him as their teacher. Thank you Dr. Hartnell. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/18/12 - Dr. Hartnell is the reason why residents must pass levies and keep good teachers in their schools! Without Dr. Hartnell, Westerville would be a sub-par district. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/06/12 - New and veteran teachers take note! Dr. Hartnell IS the embodiment of a true educator. From Day #1 he sets the tone for a unique educational experience - a trip that EVERY student (and teacher) should experience. Dr. Hartnell is the largest feather in the cap of a strong educational system in Westerville. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/03/12 - Most dedicated. Most creative. Most passionate. Most energetic. Most educational. Most entertaining. All around... the BEST teacher that North has to offer. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

04/26/12 - A true professional. He helped my son transition from middle school to high school with great ease. Dr. Hartnell's ability to take complicated subject material and make it relatable (and interesting/fun) is why we really hoped our son got him his Freshman year. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

03/20/12 - Dr. Hartnell has the zaniest classroom! A huge full wall screen for his lectures, a giant podium, a guillotine, an Egyptian throne, and 100 props! It's the greatest environment ever! Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/21/12 - Dr. Hartnell demands the best from his students because he gives HIS best EVERY day. No other teacher at North is as passionate as Dr. H! Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/05/12 - I FINALLY got to have him as my teacher after having some of the worst teachers at North. What a breath of fresh air Dr. H is! His methods and instruction are the BEST! Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/23/11 - I've heard Dr. H is leaving to go teach in college! :-( He will be an amazing professor but North will not be the same without him. Best of luck Dr. H! Thank you!!! Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/11/11 - Easily among the district's best teachers - organized, thought-provoking, intense, and creative - Dr. Hartnell brings his A-game every day. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

11/01/11 - Dr. Hartnell (Mr. when I had him) proved to me the importance of chasing your dreams and being passionate about your career. Dr. H exemplifies passion. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

10/25/11 - I can't thank Dr. Hartnell enough for everything he brings to the table. He loves history SO much and works so hard to get us to enjoy it, too. Easily the best class I've ever had. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

10/05/11 - Dr. H is incredible. His passion is infectious. The 40 minutes I get to spend in his class every day helps me through the rest of my schedule. Thank you. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating