great teacher. super knowledgeable and one of the best english teachers for creating riveting discussions.
You learn a lot on how to analyze books as well as poems , watch out for the last tri of sophomore year.
Mr. Holland is a very good English teacher. His class can be a little challenging on times, since he will occasionally give insanely difficult pop quizzes, otherwise, his tests are fairly straightforward if you pay attention in class. Great guy, very funny, one of the best english teachers at the Prep.
Chad is the man. If you have him soph. you get poetry 3rd tri and jr year you get short stories. Jr year is definitely easier. His quizzes will make you mad. It's not uncommon to fail them even when you read because the questions are beyond objective. Famous one is "what color scarf was ____ wearing?" At the end of the day its not a super hard class. But study everything for tests... he tends to bs you a bit on whats actually there. Be warned. poetry soph year final is hard as hell
I don't undertsand the negative reviews Mr. Holland receives on here. Yes, he's a semi hard teacher, but he is not extremely difficult and he is a real nice guy.
Pros - Chill as hell, VERY lenient with detentions, lets you watch Othello movie, never yells, funny, open discussions
Cons - Not a good teacher, book tests are hard, poetry unit (last trimester) is terrible, unhelpful (it's just lazyness) goes to in depth with some of the things we read, pop quizzes are hard, BAD review for tests (I mean really bad - use sparknotes)
IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO A BOOK INTERVIEW FOR HOLLAND DO IT EARLY, OR YOU WILL BE SCREWED OVER. Other than that he's the man.
He is a cool guy and all but his classes are boring. you wouldn't expect it from a guy like him.
Great teacher...he is a really intelligent person and fun in class
CLass is boring, but he is very lenient when it comes to sending kids down for detentions.
MR HOLLAND awesome class prolly best class ive had all year dunno how he puts up wit our class cuz were insane but he does a good job of it. FO SHIZZLE
MR. Holland is a great teacher who actually seems to have sn interest in what he is teaching. even better...he NEVER yells.
He is a cool guy but he could make class more fun and give us better reviews for tests