Beas is the greatest teacher I have ever had. On the surface, yes, he can seem a little rude or condescending, but each story, each poke, each grade in the grade book has a legitimate lesson behind it. He truly cares about bettering you. Don't let his brazen, tumultuous personality get in the way of that. He's hilarious, highly intelligent and passionate about his students' education and I would recommend taking any and all of Beas's courses, especially Literary Movements.
Mr. Beasley is easily one of the worst teachers I've ever had. He's bipolar and extremely psychotic. He was so mean to many of the students we had in class and cussed and told horrible stories. He barely taught us and always left the classroom. Total jerk.
He's a funny guy but funny won't make me stop wishing I dropped the class. He jumps from project to project and never gives us a due date until a couple days before it's due. At the beginning of the class we started a lot of movies, shows and/or projects... and didn't finish any of them. Now there's a long paper that actually is due and nobody understands it at all. This was supposed to be a blow off class and it definitely is not. "Apocalypse Now" sounds like a blow off class right?
his stories are priceless and his lessons are things i still think about.
Teaching is disjointed and lessons plans are composed of primarily of seat work. Often tells stories and cracks (inappropriate) jokes, which often wastes instructional time. (It's not like there's anything to do anyways.) He's also pretty impolite; he clearly plays favorites. Defenders of Beasley, in my opinion, use his attitude as an excuse for his bad teaching (e.g. teacher is "fun" ergo must be a good teacher). Little can be learned in his class that cannot be learned independently.
A lot of people don't understand that all of his stories, are connect to what he is teaching. Yes, it isn't very clear at times that's because he wants you to problem solve, and learn for yourself because it had a higher rate of retention.
he is a living legend you learn more than school in his class
People that don't like him don't understand him.
Teaching is scattered, off topic, and generally just sloppy. can't learn much in his classroom.
Beasley is the best teacher I have ever had. He's my dude.-ck p.6
Beasley is probably the best teacher that I have ever had. Not one to teach by doling out textbook work and worksheets and assigning endless memorization tasks, his stories and jokes livened up the class, and if you're smart enough and think enough, you'll start drawing the connections between the stories and what he teaches.
What you get out of this class equals what you put into this class, and putting into this class requires more than turning in busywork, it requires thinking critically.
I struggled with Beasley at first. I thought he didn't teach and there was no way I would pass an exam. He ended up teaching me to be more curious and to not slack off in subjects I didn't like. He also helped me a lot with my writing. I asked him to read through my scholarship essay and he took a lot of time to actually help me. All you have to do is ask for help and Beasley will go out of his to help you. His class mimicked what it is like in the real world.
Only redeeming factor of Beasley is that hes somewhat funny. Otherwise really bad teacher, sorry Beasley
Worst teacher I have ever had. He hardly teaches us, and when he does it is sporadic, annoying, and hard to keep up with. All of his exams are too difficult and over content he either doesn't teach or teaches awfully, as usual. Also has an awful time communicating with his students on an academic level and has made me feel lost in the class because he is unwilling to ask questions. Anyone who has this teacher, I would highly recommend transferring out. He will be gone in a few years anyways
He's not allowed to teach the class I had him for anymore because he screwed us over so badly... Over half my class didn't pass the AP test I'm pretty sure. Thanks Beasley. I passed that AP exam on my own since I learned absolutely nothing in your class except about how you made 6 figures and now are wasting your life as a girls soccer coach/English teacher.
Mr. Beasley was such an objective open minded grader and i miss his class for it. My current teacher is very subjective and just chooses favorites to grade. Beasley will read your paper and try to give you the benefit of the doubt every time.
Also rating him in class now when he said not to...
When I started Beasley's class, I honestly considered him an egomaniac who didn't know the first thing about the English, but maybe a thing or two about life. By, the end of the year, I looked forward to his class each day because I knew I would learn something, even if it wasn't about English. He often says things he doesn't mean to make his students think. If you think he didn't teach anything, it's because you weren't actually thinking about what he said or why he said it.
He makes fun of everybody in a legitimately mean way, although it is hilarious if you're not the one being picked on. But for real his stories were awesome and funny but when he tried to teach something I wanted to die it was so terrible. Didn't learn anything at all, and he pretty much exalted himself all class...he's the kinda teacher you want for smart period, NOT for an actual class.
He is my favorite teacher. and even though it was hard sometimes, it was a great experience. i learned more from him than all my other teachers combined.
Mr. Beez is a very entertaining teacher and has an interestng way of teaching that allows the people like myself who are slower learners to feel better about them selves. he spent the majority of the time belittling the smart people and helping the slower people to be more successful. Taught some very valuable life lessons such as you will always have someone higher up than you that you may not like but you just gotta live with them.
Beasley was extremely passionate in pretty much everything he did with students. To be brief, he gave us an intellectual escapism from the rules of the strict academic classroom. It felt easier to breath when we were going around discussing each and every topic. Although, my favorite part of class, his jokes. I loved Classic Lit, Zeus! haha :) Yeah, he was a philosophical mad man. :) But we loved Beez, and he only picked on the smart ones last I checked and made the dumb ones sit in the halls.
Most self centered person ever. Definition of egomaniac. Spent all class being funny (which he is) but didnt teach anything.
I didnt like his class at all. He was funny but he was kinda boring and he wasnt great at explaining stuff even though he claims hes awesome at everything he did. He thinks too highly of himself.
I had him two years, and both years I didn't really learn much.. but his classes were easy for me. He literally taught nothing in his classic lit class. I did enjoy having him as a teacher though. He
Mr. Beasley is the most influential teacher I have ever had so far.He didn't just teach us material, there was an introspective quality to his class.He inspired me to think
Fantastic teacher. He knows his stuff... he just gets sidetracked way easily. Very dry sense of humor; often offends people. Makes at least 1 person in every class cry. :)
Cares about his students but we had to do these skits for classic lit which was the biggest waste of class time EVER!!!
i really like him but i just dont get what hes trying to get at all the time. he isn't clear in what he wants and whenever someone tries to answer a question he doesnt let them finish. but i think hes
Best Teacher: no Funny: yes Learn life lessons from him: yes
Funny guy, but it's the only class that I have ever gotten a C in. He needs to teach better.
this guy is freaking hilarious and really gets his point across (whether you want to hear it or not), but all in all he's a good teacher that picks on dumb kids :P
By far the best teacher I had in high school. Truly cares about his students and prepares you for college.
Some of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable classes I have taken in my high school career were taught by this man
Good teacher, doesn't care about individuals but whole groups. I guess he has to do what he has to do
Beasley will help you in any way he can if you work hard in his class. He is understanding to the problems that his students may have and teaches everything thoroughly to all of his students