To this day, 10 years out of high school, through college, Mr. brakke remains my favorite teacher of all time. That being said, his classes are not easy. I learned so much from this man, he influenced my life! His English class included a film section and now I work in TV (well.. I had the intention of working in film...) anyway, definitely take his class if you want to learn a lot!
I love Mr. Brakke. Out of the four years of high school, he has been my favorite teacher ever
Looking back, my year with Mr. Brakke was probably the best year of mine at Waterford Mott. Students may complain about the difficulty of his class- but they only say that because he pushes kids to do their best. Looking back, I thank Brakke, as I think he was the best, most knowledgeable teacher I had at Mott.
the best teacher I've ever had.
He is kind of really super pretentious. A bit of a blowhard.
His class was definitely not a piece of cake, but if you asked him for help it was much easier. One of the most intelligent people in Mott hands down. Never was clear with what he wanted which always bothered me about him as a teacher. As a person he was interesting, to say the least, had a peculiar love for great music, theater and although portraying himself to be serious, had a much lighter side to him. Wish I could've gotten to know him better. Try to do this and you won't regret his class.
I had kind of a love hate relationship with this teacher.
Probably the most well learned teacher I've ever encountered in high school in and I've lived in several states and am in my senior year. Has a very dry sense of humor and enjoys his job very much because he could have chosen many other careers. He is, to be honest my favorite teacher of all time. The only downside is if you sign up and are expecting an easy English class. He isn't going to hand you answers. You will not regret his class if you try. He is a funny and kind teacher:)
Mr. Brakke is the best language arts teacher I've ever had by far. He talks about things I care about, and he prepares us well for what's to come. I can understand his sense of humor, and he's very fu
Mr. Brakke is a great teacher. The stuff you learn from him isn't pointless, it actually is things you will you later on in life. I think he is very clear, and helpful. Probably one of my favorite tea
Great Jazz Teacher. Great Music Teacher. Awesome guy. Talks a bit but he is fun and a good guy.
Brakke's class is fairly easy if you enjoy reading and are able to make connections. It also helps if you are an eloquent speaker and are willing to back up your arguments.
Great teacher, and just an all around great influence. He comes off as very serious with his suit and tie...but there's also a lighter side to him if you get to know him. Smart, funny, and a great man
He thinks hes better then everyone else and talks down to students unless your his faviorte.
An excellent teacher, very intelligent. He knows a great deal about his subject, and is willing to help students, but only if they ask.
I love Mr.Brakke. He has made such a large impact in my life. I'm glad that I was able to get to know him. His class was not THAT difficult, but it did present some challenges. Don't pass up the chance to have him.
Great teacher. Knows what he's doing and always offers a challenge.
Great teacher he healped me through four instruments
He was one of the best teachers I ever had...I loved his class, I loved hearing him lecture, and he had a sense of humor that you really got to experience once you got to know him.
best language arts teacher i have ever had. loved this class
Probably my favorite teacher at Mott High School, or at least one of them. And that's not just because the class was easy to pass.
Excellent teacher tho he can be arrogant He's incredibly intelligent and knows exactly what he's teaching. His knowledge is far beyond many other teachers' (and certainly most adults') You learn TONS!
Cool teacher. very nice, but sometimes wasted time talking
Mr.Brakke was by far the best teacher I had during my 4 years at Mott. Everyone needs to take a class with him. Even if you don't get an A in the class, what you learn is more valueable than any letter grade you could receive
He was really cool. No, scratch that. Awsome. Very difficult class to pass-I sure didn't-but a awsome teacher.
Mr. Brakke has been the most positve male role model in my life. I adore him, and I'm ecstatic to have him as a teacher. He makes each day better & no teacher will ever compare.
Best teacher in the school. Period. If he leaves our collective IQ drops forty points.
i love mr brakkes class. its not always the easiest to understand what he wants, but he definitly prepares you for college, and treats everyone the same. dont expect him to be easy
Mr. Brakke is one of the most intelligent people in this school, he is kind and very helpful. Mr. Brakke always makes ya laugh, and he is a good sport about being made fun of!
Mr. Brakke is an uncommonly educated and aware person in a time when the number of such people keeps decreasing. Very classical...good at everything! He is a great role model!
The most awesome band teacher anyone could have! He jokes around alot, but also gets stuff done.
Mr. Brakke is very smart, no questioning that.I had him for Honors III.He expects a lot from his students,but he also is willing to help.Great prep for college.
One of the most intelligent people I've ever met. If he talks too much you probably shouldn't go to college, that's all you'll get there. Excellent teacher.
prepares you for college more than any other teacher at mott...hands down
i get mr brakke next year but from everything i heard he is tough but awesome! ^_^
He talks too much and talks in circles! I can't STAND him! He's too pompous and talks down to us.