She is a nice person. When it comes to writing essays or projects though, the feedback or instructions can be vague, which may be why it's stressful to get those good grades. Even if you ask for more detailed feedback, the best she could say may not be clear to us. If you want essay checks before turning them in, ask other English teachers of what she means or A students in the class to read your paper. Then use those good papers as models for your in-class write-ups. "Connections!" she says.
Mrs. Haedtler is not a teacher I would recommend. When I had her my junior year, she gave me many panic attacks and never accepted responsibility. She grades the regular class just like she does her AP class. I was not ready for that level, and I tried to keep up but ended up breaking down. My parents went to talk to her but she refused to accept that I had a panic attack because of her. She told my parents it was my fault. I DO NOT recommend.
I don't use this word lightly - unChristian. Mrs. Haedtler is unkind, uncharitable and lacks compassion. She is self involved and being enrolled in her class has undermined my child's sense of self. Rather like Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mrs. Haedtler believes she is doing good despite all evidence to the contrary. She is oblivious to the wreckage around her.
Do not expect an A for anything except her reading comprehension journals. You can never know what she expects on an essay because the directions are lacking in anything but the topic. Comments on essays she hands back are minimal and confusing. She picks certain students that she likes and gives more help, but still not enough. Telling someone their thesis "needs some work" means absolutely nothing. She is also an extreme creationist and will throw in a bible reference whentiwhenever she can.
Mrs. Haedtler is honestly one of the worst teachers that I've ever had so far during my three years at Santa Clara. She hardly helps any of her students, she mainly just criticizes them. She tries to come off as a great, really nice teacher, but she is actually the opposite. She gives so many assignments at once, and nearly never explains what to do or how to do it, and her instructions are so unclear.
This teacher bases her grades on her whim. She provides little insight or feedback and justifies her laziness with her frequently reiterated self proclamation as the "best teacher" at Santa Clara HS. Not even close. She harms more than she helps.
Mrs. Haedlter’s classroom is based on the fear of failure. Alas, her students can’t fear failure because F’s are easy to come by. By the end of the year, students are too distraught to realize all of her comments and all of her grades serve no one.
The thing is she can only workable with some students. She usually looks down on the other kids and doesn't really help them much. She makes her AP students lose their confidence in writing because of her grading.
Horrible teache!r! The administration thinks she great though so good luck. Out to hurt kids not help them. Seems to get off on failing or threatening to fail students. Letting them know if they don't pass her class they don't have a way to make it up without paying for it. Contrary to what Mr. Grissom will tell you she does not make kids better writers she just streeses them out. If you start the school year in her class you will be in for a long year. Get out before classes begin.
When she wrote me a college rec. letter, she wrote that I was "a perfectly adequate student". Usually, in rec. letters, you want to be called an extraordinary student. She's not my favorite teacher to say the least.
AP English-Very tough teacher, but cares about her students. Keeps the focus on the AP test.Hard work is key to success in here. Communication w/her helpful, will also get her to like you, which helps
Her class is easy if students actually try. She can be unclear at first, but she does help and clear things up when asked repeatedly for a clear answer. She's a very nice person.
Perhaps she may not be the best teacher of all time, but she has a good heart. Good for advice in life. like a mom. Talking to her outside of class helps.
I enjoyed her short story class very much. She was really nice. I agree her grading wasn't so easy, but she grades it truthfully like a college prof. would. Take her class to learn, not an easy A.
she can be very mice but u never know what she wants from you. she never gives any a's
The reason I didn't like this teacher because no matter how hard I would try to improve my essays they still weren't an A or B, with her it was always a C.