She is the only reason that I got into AP US History. She also wrote a letter of rec for me. Honestly, she is not the best teacher, but get on her good side. From there, she will grade lock you at an A. Don't buy into the hype that she is horrible. Take control of your own learning, and you should be fine.
Johnson is a very, very bad teacher. She was unable to clearly teach a class and often got caught up in her own thoughts. Her exams, few as they were, were much different than anything she ever taught in class. She babbled for hours and hours about topics that were not even on the Regents. Her grading scales are also unfair and biased towards her favorite students. Johnson is, without a doubt, one of the worst teachers at Scarsdale High School.
Honestly I am so sorry about this. Would probably not wish her on my worst enemy. Literally she just rambles along until she finally decides to make you work out of the textbook for the rest of the period. Sign up for your regents review course now cause that is the only way you will be ready to take the regents.
GJ ROX! Her news journals are an easy way to get an A for the year. I got an A every quarter. Her tests are easy and a great way to review for the regents. She gives us fun, creative, interdisciplinary projects. She is a GREAT Model UN coach too, which I started in 9th grade. I also did the Cambodia trip which she organizes very well and is a great experience. She even stayed after with me every day to prep me for the AP World History which I ended up getting a 5 on. She is da bomb.
She doesn't give tests because she doesn't "believe" in multiple choice. She doesn't teach us anything and expects us to write essays on stuff we haven't learned. She makes us do projects so we teach ourselves instead of her teaching us. She sucks.
SHE SUCKS AT TEACHING and needs to quit now.... like nowww
....... i dont even know what to say. She sucks and isnt teaching me anything
Nice person but quite simply the most incompetent teacher I've ever witnessed.
Nice person but sorry to say she is the worst teacher I could ever imagine. We barely learned anything all year, and spent like half the year on one unit while skipping the world wars and the cold war. Also a very unfair grader.
Gwendelyn Johnson is the least articulate person I have ever met. The fact that she somehow has mantained her teaching job of U.S. history at Scarsdale makes me think less of the school. If i flew to the middle of china and came back with a random homeless man i am confident he could teach a class more efficiently than she can. All she knows is about random cambodian charities and ways of life as well as stray facts about Indian tribes. One word she should learn, QUIT. She ruins kids educations.
she seems overwhelmed by her job--and i feel deprived of a good education here, and i think i may end up failing the regents. i want to learn the cold war.
What strikes me as strange was how she never seemed to do much in class besides assign homework or projects--I understand how tedious it is to create a lesson plan, but she should have at least prepar
This class was such a waste of time. We didn't learn anything. She's an unfair grader--she only likes people who help out in her Cambodia project thing.
Worst Teacher in the building. I want to know which airhead made her a teacher.
She is the worst teacher I've ever had. I know she didn't read any of my papers - I went to see her and she couldn't tell me what she took points off for. I strongly dislike her: she is boring, unfair, and doesnt teach anything... i don't think she even has a curriculum planned for Food for Thought.
Does not know how to teach, but if you take the time to talk to her/get to know her then she is amazing and will love you. also, she doesn't give tests, and frequently misses class to travel to indonesia/china.
she just doesnt teach anything. nice but such an unfair grader, and so biased on issues. does not give you good grades if you disagree
nice lady....except for the fact that she doesn't believe in teaching!
Well, duh, uh, duh, um, uh, I dont think you'll need more than a day to read those 500 pages duh.
SOOO BORING!!! Please get some excitement in your voice and your class!!