Average 3.36 based on 52 teacher ratings
Carole Goodfriend is a Social Studies teacher at Niles West High School located in Skokie, Illinois and part of D219. Carole Goodfriend's 52 teacher ratings contributes to Niles West High School's ranking of 375 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Niles West High School is 4.26 stars.
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If you are a male student you will have a harder time in her class. She has a strong bias on her beliefs and points of view and implies they are actually facts that she wants you to walk away with from her class. She is not a bad teacher, but she certainly doesn't want to hear opposing views (know matter how good the argument) and you grade will take the hit.

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She definitely is a hard teacher and it's not an easy A but as long as you do all your homework and actually prepare well for the tests, it's not that bad. She clearly hates on people that don't do th

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worst teacher ive ever had in my entire life by far. picks favorites and is overall just a strikingly terrible teacher

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Everyone hates her because she gives a lot of work. If you work hard, you can get an A. Read the syllabus and do all the homework. Be prepared for class and don't get on her bad side.

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She pushes you because she cares. She actually wants us to learn. It's an easy class if you do all your homework and pay attention. ALWAYS read the syllabus. ALWAYS.

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strange person strange class

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Yes you may not like her and she gives alot of homework. But she acctually does care you just have to find her pace with work and stick to it. If she sees you care even a little she will help you ALOT

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Everyone states that she is a horrible teacher and that her class is really hard. But, in matter of fact, her class isn't at all difficult. I admit, she is not a good teacher; she is unorganized with

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Only cares about herself, drop her class before she ruins high school for you.

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She is difficult to please, she expects us to know everything when she doesn't even teach it to us. Her test are so hard because she doesn't give a real guidee on what to study. Our notes are the only source of information we usually have to study from and she makes us take notes on the movies we watch and puts specific details about them on her tests. BTW during her tests she never shuts up, so you can't really think. she is nice sometimes though (rarely).,

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I dont like her and its only the first week of skool. she calls a binder a notebook! anyways shes nice and all but has to adjust her additutude issues.

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She knows everything there is to know about History, but she dishes out information so fast that her students get confused within the first few minutes of her lectures. She always says she's preparing us for college when she gives us in-class essays we're bound to fail.

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she is an okay teacher...she is not soo bad....she's kind of cool but dont get on her nerves or......but she was an okay teacher....went through stuff real quick and ALOT of homework but i did learn a little bit of history from her...so it wasnt soo bad...and one more if u have her, have fun with her 40 question quizzes....

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hard class. why so many notes? give us a study guide for one chapter, not 15 pages of notes for a 40 question test...

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i think that mrs. goodfriend is an awesome teacher, she does a great job in teaching time management

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I dont c why shes bad as ever1 says she is Her sylabi r sometimes confusing but if u work hard n put effort in than shes nice

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Shes a nice lady n all, but she never explains anything clearly. and she also says that she doesnt like to give out busy work but she doesss. but when u need extra help shes there.

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She's not as organized as she says she is. the syllabus is confusing. that she's nice to honor kids. :-D

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she's very nice

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I was overloaded with her "stuff" my freshman year. 7 yrs later, I still have nightmares. But she will make you learn...Good personality. Caring.

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She's one of the best teachers at nileswest.

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cool that you prepare us for college..but ur not a college professor and we are not college students..take it step by step..don't give us hw that u don't teach

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we have essays every week...u no miss goodfriend i have other classes too...i stay till 12 doin the hw she gives us =*( its pretty bad

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mrs. goodfriend makes me cry.

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not cool, and hard.way too much work, but exactly what she expects you to do in college. i didn't particularly like the woman, but she knows what shes doing.

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Great teacher. Helps a lot. Shows the way to an A. TIME MANAGEMENT is important and she is trying to teach it to us. She is just preparing us for a college.

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changes point values from marking period to marking period....doesn't help my grade

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She is a nice lady she just gives sooo much homework! she thinks that just cause we're honors students we can handle the work load but we have other classes too

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mrs.goodfriend,remember me, teh only senior in ur junior class'03'u werea great teacher, helped me a loot for history fair n other stuff.toughlove works.

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i am an alumni who is currenyly an honors student at northwestern thanks to mrs.GOODfriend. she is truly an honorable teacher

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just because we're honors does not mean we breathe history. last time i checked i did not talk to george washington, unless it was that 1 time i talked to money

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I am a really nice teacher and a good one too

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She should change her name from Mrs. Goodfriend to Mrs. Not Your Friend At All. Also, just because we're honors that doesn't mean we know EVERYTHING.

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i don't kno she just confusing me when she starts talking she just starts talking bout other things and gets off the subject and then get bak on the subject and then ur really lost by then

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Ms.Goodfriend we from mods 23-25 really need free time to chill out cause u give to much to do....

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worse teacher i ever had. Mean Cruel, unfair, picks favorites, and is just the worst person I've ever met

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THE WORST OF THE WORST :-(

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So nice and sweet

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She iz a good teacher and i like her and everythin but i don really learn much

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she made class very easy for me thanks:)

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Anyone who has her honors history class knows she is cool.

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This teacher is a disgrace to the profession.

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Shes confusing, unorganized, and not a good teacher

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The WORST teacher at NW & try to look people in the eye when talking to them!

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She's cool like a frozen popsicle, which I just took out of the fridge and ate.

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Teachers having tracking systems for these programs. Keep that in mind.

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one word:KEY IDEAS! Also, bad habit of losing your grades!

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that man hating bi-a-tch needs to go back to the kitchen where she belongs!

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Teachers need to take an approach which will enable kids to learn-Mrs. G

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