Average 2.48 based on 21 teacher ratings
Donald Habel is a Science teacher at Hopkins Senior High School located in Minnetonka, Minnesota and part of Hopkins Public School District. Donald Habel's 21 teacher ratings contributes to Hopkins Senior High School's ranking of 51 in Minnesota. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hopkins Senior High School is 4.34 stars.
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He is very monotone and boring.

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Habel is just so lazy. He complains about having to grade assignments, and honestly just doesn't know how to teach.

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While I wrote a negative review earlier in the year I would like to retract that review. Don Habel has his quirks, and at times can be hard to work with, But if you have patience, and take the time to figure him out, he can be a fairly good techer. He may not be for everyone, but he knows his stuff

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Mr. Habel is a very intelligent man and all in all is a nice person. He can't teach all the information he knows and quite frankly shouldn't be teaching a high school. He lost my test and made me take it again and then he lost the test I retook and made me take it again. He is disorganized, rude, inconsiterate of his students and pretty much unbearable in the classroom setting

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I asked him if he could give us a study guide to help us prepare for the test, and he said it's not his responsibility to help the students.

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Mr. Habel only gives out help when he wants to, and says really contradictory things. He also will not allow you to discuss your grade in any way because he thinks he is always right. He acts like the students are unintelligent even when more than 1/2 don't do well on his tests. The "worksheets" are literally his presentations printed off. Many people in the past have talked about lazy he is, which makes me fear for what the rest of my time with him will end up as.

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When evaluating Mr. Habel, I in no means mean to degrade his intelligence. He is a very intelegent man. Although, not when it comes to teaching. When teaching, he solves problems for himself. Not for the purpose of teaching his students. As a student who is passionate towards science, I oftenly find myself frustrated because I cannot thoroughly understand the concepts that he is attempting to "teach." He also puts no effort outside of class towards helping his students excel. It's disapointing.

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Others have already said this, but Habel is an amazing person. Just not an amazing teacher. It seemed that all of the material he taught was dependent on how he felt the day he taught it. He also was easily distractible (one class, all we did was watch Youtube and play online trivia games). This, paired with his extreme lack of enforcement lead to my class only completing about half of the course. The half that we didn't really learn. 6 months after this class, I don't remember anything in it.

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Mr. Habel is an extremely nice man, but I find it hard to excel in his class. The material is often rushed through, and the exams are too difficult and too soon.

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Nice guy but honestly the worst teacher I have ever had. Rushes through material, ignores student questions, impossible to know what will be on tests. Told the class the first day that we were destined to fail because everyone in his class last year got Fs (which is not a reflection of the students but rather his AWFUL teaching skills. Chemistry was an uphill battle.

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Hopelessly off task and off subject during classes. Jumps about so much it's impossible to follow or take good notes. Explanations are very unclear.

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Great teacher. Allows students to learn as much as they want to learn.

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His teaching methods are questionable. My daughter said he spends a lot of time telling stories rather then teaching.

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Mr. Habel is a really cool guy. I like him as a person a lot, but he is not a great explainer. I feel umprepared for his tests and that SUX!

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Often moves through concepts very quickly, rendering it necessary for his class to read their books each night.

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Great man and great story teller, but i did not learn a thing.

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I had Mr. Habel for Chemistry in high school and I felt totally prepared for my college chemistry classes.

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Mr. Habel helped me learn chemisty even tough I have never been good in any science class that I have ever taken. He's a good teacher.

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I love the stories about Kenosha

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There should be zeroes in the helpfullness and clarity categories expecially for Mr. Habel.

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Cool teacher

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