Carl is one rad dude.On the opposite side of the political spectrum as him but, his class is still a joy. Carl is a god among men when it comes to teaching. Minimal homework and work in general, its very easy to have a good grade if you just listen and participate.
J is by far one of the best to walk the halls at Jenison. He is a very skilled and knowledgeable teacher. When it comes to a teacher not only being able to teach but also mentor students J is one of the 1st to come to mind with his willingness to help students who ask along with explain everything in a detailed manor. I Highly recommend any student to try and request him for Government.
I've had a lot of great teachers, both in high school, college (Notre Dame), and grad school (Purdue), but none have had as significant an impact on my life as J. I never found his classes difficult, but he is very knowledgeable, and you can get as much out of them as you put in. He teaches life lessons about politics, government, and education. Have the guts to argue against him when he is taking the side that you aren't on (always), and what you'll get from Jay is a great foundation for life
Liberal. Biased. Humorous. Great lecturer. A bit disorganized. Could use a chill pill about his job, I don't mind if he yells. Takes a lot of shots at people- especially social conservatives. Makes you think. I enjoy his class.
You have to know him and understand him to be able to do well in his class, unlike some of the people on this stupid rating site.
Absolutely the best teacher i have ever had, unconventional method, but it works!
Jautakis is a history genius. He is extremely biased and sarcastic, though. Those that disagree with him hate him because he will go out of his way to prove he knows better than them. Be warned. He is often no better than a bully.
A lot of people don't like J, but I absolutely love him. He's not afraid to bring controversy into the class room,and he's so sassy. He's funny, too, if not a little mean sometimes. But he does it all in good humor, or to defend someone. I admire him.
Best teacher ever. Thank you Jautakis for being this awesome person with great values. Rafael.
He is a jerk. He yells and screams. Sometimes throws out a few jokes that are not humorous. Some involving weapons and other weird things.
Greatest teacher in the history of history. Loved every second I had with him. I'm a sophomore in college and I am taking the time to rate him so that should tell you something I hope.
No words come close to providing a detailed description of this man. With knowledge stretching far beyond the realms of Jenison, J is " the man." Awesome teacher, awesome class. nuff said. -"grapes"
Great teacher with integrity, always willing to help. But doesn't want people to know that he is not as tough as he portrays.
Really awesome teacher. J and Versluis are the best history teachers here. They should really start team teaching again. J is the best for government and for America @ War.
J is the best history teacher here. Everyone who has had or still have him as a teacher love him. No one can get enough of Jautakis for the simple fact that he is the essence of Socrates in all of h
J is tough, but there's no reason not to succeed. Tons of extra credit. Stand up for yourself-he loves that. Loves intelligent debate on intelligent subjects. Good man. Loud.
Jay is amazing! He's tough but if you try he'll help you out. He seems kinda mean at first until you realizes he's just trying to get you to stand up for yourself
DO NOT leave any question blank on his tests and answer questions during discussions
respect him, and he'll respect you. i learned alot--not just about gov't, but about what was going on in the world today. sure, he's totally biased, but it's the opposite bias of what i usually hear.
not easy, but very good and thorough. he pounds it into your head, possibly quite literally. if you try, you'll do well.
Jautakis is the best teacher ever and be sure to go on the D.C. trip
J-is one big teddy bear(SHHHH he doesn't want anyone to know that. EVERYONE SHOULD GO ON THE DC TRIP, it worth every penny and J makes the trip all the BETTER!!
hes hard if you dont work or pay attention other wise he is the coolest, funny funny guy
coolest.guy.ever. He is pretty hard and likes to yell, but that is what makes the class fun. Do your work and have a sense of humor and you'll get along fine.
I had J for CAL and we had a mutual respect for each other. Just do the work for the class, talk to the guy, turn in your time cards, and you'll do fine!
He is by far the best teacher I have every had. He makes you think about things in the eye's of someone else. Go Bush! thanks J
J is known as a hard teacher, but really he's just trying to get u to look at the world from a perspective of your own, instead of your parents.
He's an awesome teacher. He throws pens in class and makes fun of the kids. He also plays 'Kung Fu Fighting' and 'Car Wash' during tests. It's great.
J is very cool, and helpful! relates government topics with great clarity. Will help anyone who cares
He is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has a sarcastic demeanor, but he is very funny. He is very passionate about what he teaches. He is awesome
J is awesome, he is a great teacher and will help you out as long as you pay attention during class, and it's pretty hard not to w/ him yelling about everything
J is willing to help any student! he tries hard to show Jenison relates to the outside world. I can't think of better role model for a teacher. Enjoyable :)
He's awesome, when I was sick he boosted my grade since I was sick and falling way behind
wow, hes awesome. he yells a lot though, but not in a mean way. wait.. sometimes it is in a mean way but hes joking. i dont know its confusing.dont fall asleep.
Great teacher who will make you think about the government. I suggest you take him at any cost. Make sure you study extremely hard for tests, though!
He's hilarious! Is cocky and opinionated, hates George W. Bush, and likes to play weird music during tests, but he's a wonderful person.