Ross Durand is one of those teachers that you know you would be buds with when you graduate. He doesn't treat you like an idiot. He loves his subjects and will talk about them in depth to help you understand. If I could go back I would );
A relaxed yet very knowledgeable teacher. He likes to go on tangents about news but when he does get sidetracked, it's usually when he's trying to explain a concept by connecting it to the real world. To pass his tests its basically identify the concept and apply it to the real world. Of course, that means having a thorough understanding of the ideas and how they affect each other. Mr. Durand is very approachable though so talking about it with him is easy.
Basically, you enter his classroom for FACT and are greeted by the nicest man at Rancho. Being in his class, you would notice something off about his notes, like something does not "click". That's fine, you can just study. Oh wait, Durand doesn't recommend using the textbook. It's okay, his test should be easy, right? Nope. First, his tests are 6 questions, usually in paragraph form. Get the wording off and you'll get it wrong. Too long and detailed? Wrong. "At least there's a retake". Picky
Never uses the textbook. Confusing explanations. Hard tests that don't relate to notes.
He's a chill teacher. I once got a 39% and he passed me with a D. I'm not sure if he liked me or just didn't want me there for another year. Thanks Durand !
treats students as adults, lets them make their own decisions. knows what he is talking about.
anyone going into FACT durand is THE best teacher his teaching style is great and is very clear about what you need to do to succeed in his class
lets you be late and act like yourself, lets you slack off and take the consequences when you fail the test, awesome
OK, So I am a 2002 graduate and in my second year in college and lemme say I still believe with all my heart that Mr. Durand is the best teach. i've ever had!!!
He's awesome... He's good in AP Bio...however his heart is with the environment... Too bad... he was great w/ AP Bio
had him last year. good bio teacher. probably gonna have him for environmental AP senior year. gonna reserve judgement until then.
HE's cool, tried to help me out with Bio, but I don't get it... He is most into Photosynthesis...I HATE it! cool funny guy... bags on the negative people!
he is so cool and funny who cares what he looks like.