The first day you walk into Mr. Wright's class, you'll be afraid. You'll get over it. Become one of his favorites and he'll grade you easier. Sit in front & talk to him a lot. Ask about his beliefs. Figure out his wife's name. Run Cross Country & be a captain. Unless youre a girl then he wont care if you are a captain. Give him postcards from your trips. Study your solubility rules until the point of insanity. Bring him maple syrup and soy lattes. You dont have to be that smart to be in hon chem
Mr. Wright isn't your average high school teacher. He will not hold your hand, and he will call you out if you do something wrong. He expects you to put in work for your grade; they aren't given. He can be a ridiculously cruel person sometimes. He is also a fair person. While he definitely has favorites in class, it won't help or hurt your grade to be one of them. His labs are harder than college ones so if you can survive honors or AP(I took both) you will be set for general college chemistry.
He basically treats his ARCC students like kindergarteners/ doesn't really care about the class. Funny guy, though. Never a dull moment.
HONORS CHEM... Mr. Wright is an amazing teacher. Many are put off by his large personality and attitude, but really everyone who has negative thoughts about him and his class simply can't give him the benefit of the doubt going into it. He really does want his students to learn the material and succeed, but he isn't afraid to push them to their very limits, which is what makes him great. He is always available to go over tests and any questions if you simply ask!!! COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Alright, lets get the good stuff out of the way. Mr. Wright is a pretty good chemistry teacher, and is funny as hell. However, that's about where the pavement ends and the gravel road begins. If you do poorly on a test, forget trying to make up what you have lost, because it's almost impossible. He will never hand back a test, and if you want to meet him before or after school, good luck. Why? CUZ HE IS NEVER AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF CLASS TIME!!!
Picks favorites. A lot. His 1 day to print off notes policy is dumb.
He knows his stuff, but gives almost no time on the exams, doesn't cover the material in class, doesn't help you relearn materials you did badly in, and never even explains things the first time. He has a monopoly on honors/ap chem though, so good luck.
Although he teaches at a very high level and expects a lot from his students, Mr. Wright is a phenomenal teacher. He is truly one of the smartest people I know and I would consider him my friend. I think many students are put off or intimidated by him because of his intense personality but he is one of the few teachers I've had that I really feel I can say loves what he teaches and cares about every one of his students.
Mr. Wright is an extremely intelligent man, however, his teaching style only works for individual students, rather than the class as a whole. Often times, he would spend at least a quarter of the class talking about exercise or food and then suddenly announce that there was a text the next day. He does not use the textbook at all and the assigned practice problems are nowhere near the caliber of the exam. This is a very stressful class so keep that in mind before you sign up for honors chem.
A smart man, indeed. However, he does not use class time effectively, sometimes spending a majority of the hour elaborating on trivialities like his exercise routine and food recipes.
While this man is actually really smart (or just acts that way) He gets off topic extremely easy and you're pretty much screwed if you break something in a lab. He always talks about how much better he is than everyone else and wastes a lot of time doing so. Also, he doesn't assign enough homework and frequently asks students to answer questions instead of answering them himself so most of the time I don't know if he is reliable or not, and when he does explain, he tends to skip around so him
A pretty great teacher and person but extremely scary when someone breaks something in the lab.
He definitely knows what he's teaching. He surely knows how to lectures and explain. But he doesn't really use class time efficiently. He spends up to 15-30 talking about how great he is at biking, swimming, and running. He could at least use those time to clarify confusing concepts, especially since it is a complicated topic. He also gets off track very easily if a student suddenly mentions something. His ego, at times, takes over the student's class time. But honestly, he's very entertaining.
He knows a lot about chemistry, I'll give him that. But I honestly believe he is one of the worst teachers I have ever had. He is unhelpful and rude. I was legitimately afraid to ask questions in class because I was scared that he would mock me for not understanding something. He expects too much from his students.
Mr. Wright is the kind of teacher who seems to really like what he teaches. He is very knowledgeable, funny, and likes to cloud what he teaches with a layer of mystery. Although the course itself is somewhat difficult, help will always be given for those who asks. (and waits patiently enough). He does, however, have a slight tendency to pick favorites, but even such he still pays enough attention to each individual student in his courses.
He moves fast and his activities can be difficult, but he's extremely knowledgeable and it's a lot of fun!
What else but swimbikerun
His arrogance makes me hate life and wonder why I took the course
Such an interesting class! He kind of gets really off topic, and sometimes gives tests even though he knows that he hasn't taught everything. Really passionate about chemistry, and extremely overqualified for his job. Overall, if you want a fun, yet still incredibly challenging class, his is the one you want.
A great teacher, though his class is one of the hardest I have taken so far. Despite what a select few students would say about him, he has been one of my favorite teachers and has more knowledge than
Honestly, he's probably one of my best friends. He really does love his subject as much as it seems and he really does care for his students, even if he claims that he doesn't.
Best teacher and a great guy to just talk to. his class is great for picking up learning skills for classes to come. Teaches you to care about the learning, not the grades you get. I love mr. wright!!
One of the smartest men i have ever met. Very hard teacher, but fair. I learned more in this one sci class than in all my others combined. Everyone must take accel chem it is an awesome class.
Amazing teacher. by far my favorite science teacher. He seems to know everything you need to know. hard class but lots of fun and worth the work.
Overall very knowledgable and kind. Though he seems to purposely test on things he hasn't fully explained and is super moody. Mr wright, don't be moody, it's annoying.
It's a very hard class, but he's an amazing teacher and makes you actually care about school.
Great teacher, but the class is very hard. Probably one of the best teachers in Mounds View now. If not the best. When you listen to him you think "never stop talking!"
One of the best teachers I have ever had! The class is hard but it's really interesting.
Red coats rock! Very funny and random! Ask him about U2, the Simpsons and Harry Potter!
He is just awesome. He wasn't even my teacher and I think he is awesome!
I am in college now myself and I know literally everything they are teaching already because Wright taught so much so well.
he is a great chem teacher but his tests are the hardest tests i have ever taken
Ah Wright...I struggled through Ac. chem, I have no mind for it, but he was right there with me, I love you man.
He even says the first love of his life is chemistry. His demonstrations are awesome. yeah his class is hard but you really learn.
A teacher who knows how to connect students with demonstrations that go "BOOM" and he sincerely cares for his subject.
Wright's class is probably the hardest at Mounds View, and sometimes he doesn't seem to want to help students... but he really cares about chem, and he's a guy.
I was really not a fan of him personally, but I can't deny that he cared about his subject and made it his first priority for his students to learn chemistry.
very informative, I took Acc Chem, so it wasn't easy at all, he was helpfull, but has some real bad days and is usualy very clear, but once again, has bad days.
Greatest Chem teacher you'll ever have the pleasure of being taught by. I'm in college now and I'm so far ahead of all the chem students here thanks to Wright.