The most condescending teacher I've ever had the displeasure of being taught by. He would be very irritated by kids misbehaving in his class. However, I believe it is a fair assertion to say his kids act out because they do not feel respected or that he would help them to understand the subject in the first place. I can tell you first hand after having given a fair amount of effort, he most certainly will NOT help his students be successful unless they are just truly intuitive with the subject.
Meyer doesn't sugarcoat anything - clear, simple lessons. Shows films often.