Average 4.46 based on 42 teacher ratings
Gerard Gagnon is a retired Physics teacher at Needham High School located in Needham, Massachusetts and part of Needham School District. Gerard Gagnon's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Needham High School's ranking of 439 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Needham High School is 4.03 stars.
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Keeping in mind that I took standard physics with him, it was practically the easiest class that I have ever taken... In other news, Mr. Gagnon is the NICEST teacher I have ever had. He is also the adviser of the school's GSA, and he is so incredible that even if you like GSA-type-stuff, it's worth it to go just to be around him!!!!!

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Very nice guy and a great teacher.

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One of my favorite teachers of all time. He's a great guy who has a divine understanding of Physics, and is able to teach, while still having the students figure things out (increases comprehension).

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For those considering AP physics: The class is really hard, in part because of gagnon. He exepcts you to learn from the book, not from him. He also sometimes makes egregious errors, especially in E

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Nice person and actually cares about his students. However, his way of explaining physics can be confusing at times.

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He is the definition of great teacher...

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My favorite teacher in high school so far. He is very helpful and makes class fun and enjoyable. Often goes off track to talk about other funny topics but still ends up teaching. Hard teacher good guy

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One of the most amazing people out there. He has the ability to literally beat you up with teaching for 90 minutes without you even noticing. Also extremely friendly, funny, and intelligent.

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Gagnons a beast

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He is very funny. He makes a boring subject enjoyable. He is also very understanding.

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He is a great teacher, he know his stuff and if you do your work youll do well, his tests are difficult but fair. He doesn't do to many labs though

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Mood swings, very liberal/idealistic. He is a good guy but his course demands that you are very self-sufficient. Not really available after for extra help, so you should sit next to someone smart.

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I don't have him in class, but he's awesome in marching band! ^^

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Plays favorites, isn't good at teaching, has mood swings, makes bad jokes, and is just overall annoying.

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hard to understand if you don't know some physics going in, but a nice guy

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such an awesome person..

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never had him for physics, but he is one of the 6 best highschool softball coaches ever!!!! GO ROCKET SOFTBALL 2007!!!!!!

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i had gagnon for a teacher and for marching band. he is such an amanzing person. though phyics was hard i still learned alot form him. He is the best person to get advice from. He is a chumps!

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I haver never had him as a teacher but he is an awsome coach and an amazing person and an awsome marching band instructer

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Great guy. Fair, kind, and easy to talk to. However, he can be very tough. You can't just do nothing in this class and succeed. But fear not, he is fair and he understands that people want to do well.

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A teaching legend. Enough said.

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He is an interesting teacher. He offers the ability to learn Physics well to those who take it, but does not search out problems, expecting those needing help to come forward.

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Eh I liked hm but didn't get Physics. He's not very good/nice about explaining to those of us who are easily lost.

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its a pretty challenging class but if ur motivated its definitely where to go. hes an amazing teacher he knows everything hes teaching like nothing else and he knows exactly how to explain it, too. the material is hard so the course is hard, but overall a great, funny and cool guy and a great teacher. definitely stay in this class.

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I absolutely loved Gagnon! He was probably the best teacher i ever had. He tells really good stories and his class is challenging as well, very funny. Highly recommended!

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MARCHING BAND PWNS

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Very cool, hard class, PAY ATTENTION, can easily get off topic

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A very good teacher. His class is wicked tough and easy to get lost in, but he's very good to come after school to, ESPECIALLY to make up tests. A great guy, I like him a lot.

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HAHA. The best physics teacher possible. can go off topic a lot, but even so, just great. two years in a row, one thing i can say. the best teacher!

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Mr. Gagnon rocks!

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he's awesome, but he can abandon you. Mostly b/c he means well and wants you to be an independant learner. REALLY funny :)

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great guy not so great teacher you learn alot just not about physics his tests are hard cuz hes all about learning for yourself the whole course is a life leson

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Mr. Gagnon rocks! He's hilarious!

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He's a GREAT, fun guy, and you can learn a lot if you're motivated. It may seem that he doesn't like you, but he just has bad moods, like anyone else.

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He is the nicest teacher in the world

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He's cool, I have him for Marching Band too, and he makes it all fun.

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fun and silliness...

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Really funny, makes class worth going to but learning-wise?? Uhh, if you want to learn about physics, this isn't the class for you.

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Freaking hilarious! Love that man!

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You definatly learn a LOT in this class :)

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definitely one of the better science teachers, if not the best

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