First let me just say having Stimson is like a rite of passage at sda & despite what people are saying I've actually learned a lot in his class both morally and academically. People who say they aren't learning physics really aren't paying attention because even though most of his class is stories when he actually talks about physics he explains it well. Even though I don't agree with all his life lessons they always get me thinking about things that I never would of thought of before
Students love this teacher, but from a parent's perspective he doesn't prepare the kids enough for sat or ap tests. He fills his classes with great stories, but by the end of the class there are many topics that have not been covered. Another annoying thing is that you never know your child's grade because he refuses to use Aeries (online grading program). Not cool.
Best teacher ever. Really nice and funny.
He believes in sharing outdated "life lessons" more than actually teaching. He is misogynistic and takes great pleasure in picking on students especially the females. He claims his biased remarks are jokes but still clearly believes that men are better suited for physics. When I was in his class I aced every test and project because I enjoyed physics but Stimson said no girl could be motivated unless he picked on them because only then would they have a reason to try. I lost my love for physics.
Mr. Stimson is just a great guy all around. He is funny to listen to, and he has awesome stories to tell the class!!!
STIMPY!!!!!!!!!! is the best! fun times.. and he still remembers me.. he even says hi to me..truly an amazing guy.. but i dont like how he says india is nothing but memorizer.. it feels harsh (lol) i
don't make any bets with him, because he'll always win. shocking revelation: he loves cats. stimson will tell you anything, as long as you pretend to be serious with him.
He's really a scientist from a bygone era who expects nothing but perfection from all students and staff at SDA.
If you go through SDA without takeing his class you're missing out! Great guy and great teacher. You learn both about physics and about life. He's got great stories.
SDA class05 stimson was the best teacher of the 4 years of going there!take HON PHYSICS its same as regular he grades on effort and knowledge learned not test scores best class!
Great connection with his students. Goes out of his way to make the SDA experience unforgettable.
he's ok. high school kids like him because he believes that he has such great wisdom about life, so teens pick up on his confidence and believe that he does. but he really doesn't.
I know how to live life now. I love his pessimistic optimism if that makes any sense. Hes always there for support and that extra kick of motivation to keep his seniors going!!
don't graduate from SDA without taking a class of his. maybe you dont learn alot about the subject, but you learn alot about everything else. makes coming to class worthwhile.
Stimson is an incredible teacher. However you will probably fail the AP test if you take his class because he basically spends all the time telling stories.
stimpson is just part of the SDA experiance. you MUST have him once or you are missing out.
he's the best!! makes something as boring as "AP Comparative Government" become one of the most exciting things ever. i don't know what i'd do without him!
he's not just a great teacher because he teaches us physiscs well, but i think everyone who takes his class comes out a better person in life.
Best teacher i ever had. He made physics easy to learn. (and fun!) When i took physics in college a few years later, i didn't have to try at all...
I love honors physics even though it is my hardest. He has made me realize that I have little potential but he's the best teacher at SDA. TAKE PHYSICS!!!!!!!!!
great teacher, just wish he wouldn't digress from the subjects as much as he does. i need a 5 on the APs!
Stimson is the greatest, always fun to be in his class, challenging at times but worth it.
Stimson manages to do what many teachers cannot, he makes what he teaches relevant to the world around you and in doing so, causes you to truly care about it
Best teacher ever... hilarious, fun and just overall GRRRRRREAT