He's an awesome person, but as a teacher, I'm not sure if he just was tired of teaching (or really sick from his diabetes) or what, cuz he was really hard for an A class. I'm a good writer and my papers usually got Cs, Bs at best. He frequently gave in-class essays and was out of class a lot due to his illness. I realize it doesn't really matter now that he's retired, but I'd just like to say that although I think he started slipping as a teacher, he's a really cool person and I'm sad he had to retire.
Dr. K is SUCH an amazing teacher and will be missed greatly - he has helped me so much all through high school and next year wont be the same without him.
One of the best teachers I've ever had. Shakespeare is actually my favorite class, and I didn't want to do the senior internship because I didn't want to miss his class! His class can be challenging, but you learn a lot, and have a lot of fun. He's hilarious.
Dr. K takes playing favorites to an entirely new level. Your grade in his class is pretty much how much he likes you and when he grades written assignments like papers your grade is arbitrary at best. He knows everything about everyone's personal lives and he's not afraid to tear into a person during class. He's very forgetful so you need to persistantly pester him to do something and then you only have about a 25% chance of him actually doing it. Taking Dr. K was one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made.
Dr K is a great teacher, probably the best english teacher ive ever had. The workload is decent, his classes are fun, and overall hes a fantastic guy.
He is the Best teacher I have Ever had. Take him if you can. you will learn about more than just english. He will teach you about life in general and all other subjects also. He is awesome. Last year we went to see a broadway show on a thursday just because we asked him and he thought it was a good idea. We got back at two in the morning. This year he took his classes to see spring awakening. BEST TEACHER EVER
i hate dr.k he gives random assignments at 5:00 on echalk and he makes us write essays 5 times just to improve 1/3 of a letter grade, also plays favorites
He's an awesome teacher, although he's kinda loosing it and we dont learn alot You can tell he knows a lot and shares great wisdom about life!
great teacher really helpful good guy knows a lot, some people think hes little unfair but i disagree
Make him like you and you're set. He's a great teacher, but it is true that he plays favorites. The thing is, once you're a favorite, you have it in the bag. Absolutely brilliant man too.
dr k is the man! his class is so much fun and even though you dont realize it, you really learn a lot
he's nice, but i didn't learn very much, we cover one book for like a month
Dr. K is one of the most intriguing teachers at Staples. The man is pretty easy, has a great sense of humor, and tells the best stories from his college days at UVA. Dr. K is the man and gave me 3 whole participation points on my quarter grade. He gets along with all of his students and is so funny.
K is the MAN, aside from Fulton and Rex, who are great too. Dr. K teaches well, fair and you learn whether you want to or not! He really is helpful with other non-school stuff too. Wise.
He's likely one of the best teachers I've ever had. Nice guy and really knows his stuff!
Be prepared for a difficult first quarter. He gets easier once he gets to know you.
dr k. is a very fair teacher..he makes sure that you stay on task, and his class discussions are most always relevant and interesting
Gets very involved in his students' lives, but is good to have to learn about life. He is rarely focused on English and is subjective and spontaneous.
I HATE DR. K SO MUCH. HE IS A MEAN OLD MAN WHO PRETENDS TO CARE BUT IS WAY TOO INVOLVED IN YOUR LIFE. SEE PAST HIS FALSE APPERANCE ...HE'S REALLY ABNOXIOUS AND PLAYS MAJOR FAVORITES!
Dr. K. is my favorite! He helped me so much with my writing and getting connected to Staples.
dr k is the BEST. he is a MUST take at staples high school. the school would be incomplete without him. his classes are amazing, and he taught me not only a lot about english, but a lot about life. YEAH K!
I enjoyed Dr. K's class alot, even though we didn't get much English work done. He choses favourites alot, so participate and get involved in the school!
K wrote an awesome recommendation for me for college. I had him numerous times and every time I would learn something new about the subject and life.
not too easy but hes a cool guy and it's always an interesting class
I was scared of him at first but you def warm up to him and he is amazing. Probably the best teacher Ive ever had
if he likes you, you'll love him. but he randomly picks on ppl often for no reason adn will make your life miserable if that person is you. approach with cautio
Dr.K is.. well I guess the only word for it is interesting. If he likes you, you are golden. Expect a lot of stories about his college days.
don't be quiet...you HAVE to participate and give your opinion. his grades are really random and subjective so try to make him like you (extracurriculars help!)
Pretty cool and interesting class dicussions but incredibly vague & indecisive with papers and assignments. Not very helpful if you want xtra help either.
Freshman and sophomore years spent in K's class.
One word. Points.
Vague on assignments, but you can get extra help when needed. Vocab gets annoying.
dr k is an institution. take him at least once. class discussions are interesting, productive, and relevant. grades are subjective, but so's everything in life
Plays favorites in the worst way, intrudes on the personal lives of students, intimidates and browbeats people whom he dislikes, full of bluster.
Overall a good teacher but good luck if you disagree with anything he says.
Yay Dr. K! He really helped me to become who I am...