Average 4.49 based on 58 teacher ratings
David Bowen is an English teacher at Northville High School located in Northville, Michigan and part of Northville Public Schools. David Bowen's 58 teacher ratings contributes to Northville High School's ranking of 419 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Northville High School is 4.03 stars.
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David Bowen was my seminar teacher for all 4 years I went to Northville.He is a genuinely caring individual who loves to make his students laugh, smile, and succeed in school.He feels more like a friend than a teacher.Our seminar had amazing parties with tons of food, drinks, desserts.His class has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.Bowen has a way of connecting to even the most "troublesome" students.I HIGHLY recommend taking his classes as early as possible, then go to his seminar often.

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Best teacher at Northville and possibly the state of Michigan.

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Bowen is a funny guy but can be very rude sometimes and stuck in his own opinions. Could do without his atheist rants,

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Hilarious, Fun, Energetic, Knowledgable. Bowen is probably the best teacher you'll find in the state of Michigan. Most would agree that he is 50% teacher, 50% comedian when it comes to the classroom. you'll find that his class will be the one on your schedule that you look forward to. The only flaw with Mr Bowen is that he favors the stoners, but that could just be because they're easy to make fun of. had great experiences with Bowen, keep it up

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Hilarious teacher that knows his stuff

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AMAZING TEACHER.BEST ONE IVE EVER HAD NO DOUBT! He doesn't give out much homework, more projects and big assignments though. As long as you do those, pay attention in class, and read then ul be good

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Mr. Bowen was the best teacher that I had at Northville High School. I feel so fortunate to have been in his class. He taught us how to think, speak, and write about literature but most importantly he taught us how to evaluate the message.

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I had David Bowen 9 years ago and still think he's the bees knees! Wish I had more teachers like him--his classes are like conversations rather than lectures and you're taught to think (and standup) for yourself. Best ever.

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Favorite teacher at Northville, hands down. I feel lucky to have been in two of his classes throughout my time at there!

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After mastering all four types of Jedi Mind Control (You didn't know there were four?), David Bowen decided to amass an army and disguised as a high-school teacher. You can only see his true form by quickly catching it out of the corner of your eye.

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Looking back at my years at NHS, Bowen was seriously the only teacher worth remembering! Engaging, hilarious and really knew his stuff. I had a film class with him and it was a blast. I hope I have more instructors like Bowen in college! -DM

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Possibly the greatest teacher I've ever had. I always looked forward to his class

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if you leave NHS w/o taking ALF with bowen, I'd have to say you have missed out. Amazing awesome enjoyable fun teacher. decent workload but if you put in the effort you'll be fine. very fair grader. GREAT teacher is an understatement

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Expect a decent workload, but most of it is effort based and if you ever need help, just ask him. GREAT teacher, great passion, awesome personality. Teachers like him are the reasons people love high school. I had ALF with him and is a must take clas

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Passionate, wonderful. Only teacher I have ever had that made me want to get up in the morning for class.

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Mr. Bowen is hands down the best teacher I have had. Now Poetry, MTL, and ALF have all been absolutely AMAZING with him and you can tell he has such a passion for what he is teaching.

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Best teacher i have had in school. I had him for MTL and it truely changed my way of thinking for the better. If you can handle the work load your in for the best class of your life.he truely is great

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ALF with Mr. Bowen is the best class that I have ever taken! Every senior should take that class with him!!

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Bo-dawg, I love you.

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Mr. Bowen is the most amazing teacher I have ever had. When I was thinking about dropping out of school, he was the one teacher that really showed me that it's not that bad here. He's amazing.

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I can't tell u how amazing this teacher is. Everyone needs to take him, if u can handle it. ALF is the best class i have ever taken and will ever take. I highly recommend it.

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I love him as a teacher. . . he is my favorite English Teacher . . . makes to class fun . . .and i actually want to learn stuff in it . . . hes the best!

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Best teacher i have ever had hands down. He argues, is controversial and interesting. He is everything you want in an english teacher. If u listen, the no rubrics aren't a problem

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Bowen, I used to not really like english but your class made me understand it and like it!

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Bowen, I loved your Honors English 10 because you made it so that it wasn't just a class. It felt more like we were adults discussing a novel and the author's message.

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To the people complaining about no rubrics, you don't need them. Among the many things I learned from classes with him, one is that you don't need to be handwalked through life.

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bowen: i know you read these so keep it real :) :)

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Bowen I know you read these... I loved your Honors 10 class and your MTL class. I'm going to have you for ALF next year and I'm excited.

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Most amazing teacher ever! I mean, how can you NOT love a teacher that instead of being boring and lecturing, chases you around with a toy mustang? I LOVE U MR. BOWEN!

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the best!

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Mr.Bowen is amazing i look forward to his class but he is pretty hard! He doesnt give rubrics but the way he grades you shouldnt need one, he knows the grade based on the thesis.

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Mr. Bowen in MTL owns, hes prolly the best teacher ive ever had

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Bowen is an amazing teacher. his MTL class rocks my scks off.

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Bown Zone is hard but he makes you actually think! And he is funny. Don't believe me? Ask him how he got through his teenage years.

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Bowen is amazing. He is difficult but fun and you learn so much

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Bown rocks. Why? You have to experience him. He grades hard, though, but mostly it's the student's fault. He clarifies when asked.

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he would be a great teacher, and i like him as a person, however he is a bit absorbed in his own oppinons, and refuses to accept others ideas.

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He's a great teacher and really makes you think in his class and encourages you to look at something in different perspectives other than your own.

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Over-rated. He's not as great as everyone thinks he is. He doesn't give rubrics so you never now what to do.

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Bowen's great. best part of class is listening to him talk about something completely off topic. Very interesting. I still learned a lot in honors English 10

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It's not that I hate Bowen, he is just so overrated. Way too many people worship the guy without actually understanding his opinions.

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YAY Bowen, he made English fun, although he grades hard.

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Arguably my best teacher ever. Honors 10 is pretty much the only class I look forward to, just because of everything he talks about. It's so great

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good but doesn't really explain anything!

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He's a very good teacher, but a bit on the difficult side.

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Good sense of humor, likes to get everyone interested in what they have to work with

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awesome teacher, when help is needed he's very understanding.

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he's like a big kid sometimes

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AWSOME!!

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Very fair and understanding. Stating your opinion is strongly expressed in his class, but just listening to him is what makes the class great!

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best english teacher. most work outside class. loves to debate philosophy and apply literature. loves proper paragraphs

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mr. bowen is super cool

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Very cool teacher, has real insight and ideas.

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Had him from h eng 10... kinda frustrating b/c he doesnt give rubrics. talks a lot and prt interesting, though mostly irrelevant. MAKES you like the books read

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Bowen rocks! one of the best English teachers I have ever had.

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Bowen is clearly the man. My brain is always working at top speed in MTL!

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The Best! Makes English fun. You can talk about almost anything in his class.

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