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Irene Goodman Edit

Based on 88 Ratings
Social Studies Teacher at Bronx High School Of Science
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Nov 06, 2014 Ms. Goodman was one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable and her class is very relaxed. She will treat you as adults so what you put into the class is what you get out of it. If you do what she tells you to do, you will get a 5 on the AP without a problem. Use the Birdsall book. It is very useful. Flag Rating

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Oct 02, 2014 very knowledgable and honest
generous curves
get to know her outside of class she's a real sweetheart
no semicolons lol
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Sep 27, 2014 She knows a lot but cannot teach for her life. Flag Rating

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Apr 03, 2014 Goodman is a very sweet person, and clearly knows what she is talking about. But she does not provide necessary resources. Her tests are unpredicatable, she provides no topics list, and her lectures are all over the place. Good person, bad teacher Flag Rating

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Jan 03, 2014 You get out what you put in here. I was in her class two years and was editor for Exposition (Social Studies mag, does it still exist). Plays favorites? Yeah, probably, but what she cares most about is seeing students trying to really absorb the material and connect the dots. She used film more effectively than any teacher I have ever seen. I learned more about how to think in her class than in four years of college. Flag Rating

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Nov 30, 2013 rambles and fails to acknowledge certain students in the class. Tests are hard but she is very knowledgeable Flag Rating

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Jul 08, 2013 goodman is definitely a sweetheart teacher and all this nonsense about her being racist or sexist or whatever is completely untrue. im an asian male and she treated with me the same respect as any other white person there. she rambles A LOT so be prepared for a very unstructured lecture. her tests are hard but there is always a generous curve. how to pass goodman's class= raise your hand once a day, play on your phone to pass time quickly, write great essays= 93 Flag Rating

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Jul 05, 2013 If there is one word that describes Ms. Goodman, it is knowledgeable. She knows AP European History front and back. She knows so much information and can recall so many dates and events. She has taught this course many years and treats her students like adults. I highly recommend doing the nightly readings and outlining chapters. Her tests are difficult, but if you study a lot, you will do well. By the end,you will be in great shape for the AP. She really cares about her students! Flag Rating

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Jun 18, 2013 Ms. Goodman was one of the best teachers that I have ever had. The class felt like a college course and she treated us like adults. I feel like I've learned more about writing from her than most of my English teachers combined. She is a generous grader and has her student's best interests at heart. Flag Rating

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May 15, 2013 People tend not to like her as they start her class (I'm talking about Euro here), especially because of the hard tests, but those are exactly the kind of stuff you'll see on the AP. She's -very- generous with curves, too. A 65% earns you a B most of the time. She teaches well if you bother to pay attention and is actually a pretty funny person. She grades writing fairly. If she's your new teacher, don't worry. Put in the effort to do well and you'll walk away with an A and a well-liked teacher. Flag Rating

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Sep 23, 2012 Well, everyone said she's a by-the-book teacher. No textbooks yet in Art History, so for once she has to design the lessons herself. What a disaster. Her powerpoints are just pictures. You could at least write something down instead of blabbing about it and putting half the class to sleep.

No textbook = she has no clue how to give homework. 1 month in and NOBODY has a grade yet. Absolutely awful. Didn't even take the time to introduce herself on the first day.
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Apr 12, 2012 she hasn't said a single useful thing this whole year Flag Rating

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Jan 19, 2012 She can be a very demanding teacher, and you have to be prepared to put up with a lot if you want to get a good experience out of her class. She is a very interesting and engaging person, and definite Flag Rating

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Jan 10, 2012 my sophomore year would have been perfect had it not been for this roadblock. Gave very tedious projects and papers, not sure if she herself knew what she was teaching, Flag Rating

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Dec 31, 2011 She does not teach anything. She gives extremely general information and rarely is this information ever worthwhile, who cares how louis XIV powdered his wig. She is also very unclear about her proj Flag Rating

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Dec 12, 2011 One of the worst teachers anyone could ask for. Teaches nothing and expects an unfair amount of work on the student. Is very unclear with the homework assignments and is very unhelpful. Her tests a Flag Rating

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Dec 05, 2011 plays favorites too much, annoying, doesnt teach that well, u need to do the work or else u will fail her extremely hard multiple choice tests; harsh on writing but in the end its very helpful Flag Rating

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Dec 01, 2011 Words cannot express the hate I have for this teacher. She says nothing of importance during class, and gives exams based solely on the textbook. She does no teaching of her own, at least not teachi Flag Rating

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Sep 13, 2011 Her class is interesting, but it is very by-the-book. During class, she just sits and talks to you about the curriculum, and does't require notes, (although she will harass you if you don't take them) Flag Rating

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Jun 03, 2011 everyone who is saying negative things here is just too scared to admit that they didnt belong in her class. Its exclusive. If you do belong, you will love her and she will get the best out of you. Flag Rating

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Apr 12, 2011 chill but scary Flag Rating

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Mar 11, 2011 shes a pretty good teacher, she can be pretty funny and it not that harsh. Her test are hard but they're not that bad so stop complaining Flag Rating

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Feb 10, 2011 she's a great teacher
some people say she's harsh, i think its only with her sophomores, but i have her as a senior
she's so sweet and funny in a her own way
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Jan 16, 2011 She's a great teacher who really cares about her students. But, her courses (especially AP Euro) are extremely hard and you have to work hard. But, she's very dynamic and an interesting person. Oh, an Flag Rating

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Dec 10, 2010 plays favorites but is a total sweetheart if you get to know her. do the readings, take notes, and euro will be a good experience if you let it. Flag Rating