Average 2.9 based on 40 teacher ratings
Blair Barbour is a Science teacher at Independence High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Blair Barbour's 40 teacher ratings contributes to Independence High School's ranking of 1,118 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Independence High School is 4.08 stars.
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His class is too hard and too complicated.

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Not that great of a teacher oh and if you really want to pass the test copy everything that was on the worksheet in your notebook because most of the answers mainly depend on that than his notes and turn in Barbour Bucks and nail the labs but his grading scale is terrible Lab=200points/300points and Tests=300 points

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He's okay, I don't know why people say he is a bad teacher. OKAY ONLY THE LAZY ONES THINK HE'S NOT GOOD, you just pay attention and take notes and do homework and his BARBOUR BUCKS can boost your grade up.

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Not a great teacher. He teaches, but it'll get so boring that you don't want to pay attention anymore. Notes are crazy. First couple weeks and I got an F. Good luck!

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There's good days and bad days. Way more bad days than good though. He's an alright person, just not a very good teacher.

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This guy is a putz. A complete nutcase. He'd be a perfect Santa Claus (minus the beard)

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Not a very helpful teacher. Based on customized notes you are required to take daily.

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This guy is THE $hit!! AWESOME TEACHER!! Knows his $hit well!! It may not be Physics, it may not be Chemistry, but he's HELLA knowledgable in Barbour-related things!! Learn what you can because you never know if you'll get stuck in Canada with a moose. Barbour's knowledge will help get you out!! But you may want to stay there because of the economy... but that's another story. Barbour has TONS of stories!!! BARBOUR FTW!! He should run for president...
P.S. ..ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! F*CK BARBOUR!

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Poor teaching method -1)You copy unnecessary paragraphs of notes, they're NEVER briefed. He then goes over them regardless of how easy they are to comprehend. 2) portion in each tests & quizzes are irrelevant to the notes which therefore deducts lots of points. A nice guy with the wrong sense of teaching that makes you completely blame him for not preparing you for the STAR test and a wasted year.
Yo dawg I herd you like notes so we put notes on yo notes so you can take notes while u note-take.

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Well, there's not much for me to say about him, but I think that from my experience, he's a pretty wise fool. He's also a great dancer --- I think he has great potential in belly dancing.

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Oh no's!! He's gonna teach AP Chem, Chem, and Physics next year!! D= Just as I thought I could take AP Chem to avoid him...

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I don't know what to say but I didn't really get to learn physics from him.

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His heart was in the right place, I just wish he had a different way of teaching. Chemistry was so difficult for me!!

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He does brag a lot about the things he has, but overall if you actually TRY in his class you WILL get the grade you deserve. Didn't like his jokes, so corny T_T his lectures are very long and tedious

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I love his class. Its really easy to pass, and he's really funny when he lectures.

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He's really full of himself. He bragged so much about his many houses

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Worst teacher ever!! well actually 1st is Renteria, Adkins, Dunning,

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He's a good teacher, but he kinda brags about his corvette a lot and he makes the tests and projects seemingly impossible to get an A If you have him, u will probably get a C or lower! Good Luck!

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Has good intentions (at times) but overall he has HORRIBLE lectures and he overexaggerates his exams and tests. He tests students on material not even in the lectures. Reading the textbook is necessar

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He wants everyone to learn

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i hate him little too much notes but i understand everything he teaches

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2 yrs of Barbour: OMG. too many notes, super boring class. don't get me wrong, he tries his best to be interesting. he shows the same magic videos every year, and he can be funny.

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I almost forgot I had him. His class was unrememberable. Nothing fun. Just took notes everyday and i forgot what else, but he's pretty cool. He likes cars and alien and predators, i believe.

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Nice to class overall, but individually, totally rude. Weird jokes, bad humor, nervous man, but okay teacher. Hard work, so study!

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ok. Mr.B has his good points, but overall he is not that great. Favoritism is key in his class.

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Mr. Barbour is boring.... sometimes unclear.. boring........Barbour bucks easy that will really boost up ur grade. He quiz you things in the book more than what you take notes on.

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mr. barbour is okay. he explains a lot, which may be boring sometimes, but if you pay attention, you'll do good in his class. he gives a lot of extra credit and gets you prepared for college.

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If you feel sleepy during the day, this class with definately make you go to sleep. Easy class though.

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He's a good teacher. He tries his best to give the students the information. He might seem a little boring and when you ask about grades, he contradicts himself. But still, it was a fun year.

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Mr. B is alright, kinda boring at times, but trys and knows what hes talking about, sometimes he can also be very picky w/ the work but overall other than the jokes hes alright

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Mr. B is a great teacher. He works hard and explains stuff. His jokes are brainy. A lot or students don't get them.

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Barbour is a cool teacher, all he wants is for his students to graduate high school. He might be hard but if you pay attention like your suppost to in school.. You'll be fine.

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Mr. Barbour make an effort to teach and I appreciate it. He makes conversions really easy. His tests are fair and he gives chances for extra credit (300 pts). Note: remember stuff.

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Never learned anything from his class...boring....thinks he knows everything!!!!

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he is definately one of the better teachers at Independence. He was so easy and his way of teaching actually enabled me to learn. He's tiiiight.

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He's a capable teacher but his biggest flaw(He has a lot) is not being clear in his teaching . He should explain the problems rather than move on.

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not the best teacher i've had in science, but his notes are pretty good

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