Average 4.65 based on 66 teacher ratings
James Goffin is an English teacher at Dodd Middle School located in Cheshire, Connecticut and part of Cheshire School District. James Goffin's 66 teacher ratings contributes to Dodd Middle School's ranking of 209 in Connecticut. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Dodd Middle School is 3.98 stars.
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Mr Goffin is a very nice teacher who has a sense of humor but is very intelligent.

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Excellent excellent teacher. He is not easy and challenges his students and pushes them to do their best. He is older and could have retired long ago, but he hasn't because he loves his job and he loves us. He tells us that being in middle school is an influential age and he wants to be a part of it. He wants to help us grow to be good people. Not only does he help us excel in language arts, he teaches us important life skills. Best teacher I've ever had, and ever will have.

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Really good teacher!

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Very good teacher who teaches us what we need to know about language arts. He can be kind of tough at sometimes but over all he's a very good and kind teacher.

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Mr. Goffin is a great teacher, but sometimes he gets too wrapped up in his students lives. He likes to try to fix his students, which can help them, but also may leave them confused. He really is a great man, but sometimes he doesn't understand the value of personal space.

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Mr. Goffin is a great teacher that is very concerned for his student's well being. There are no words to describe this man's intellect and capabilities as a teacher.

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He is an awesome teacher! A great team leader

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Amazing teacher. Learn more about life in this class than in health. So helpful and so wise.

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Mr. Goffin is a great teacher who tries to teach his students many important lessons about life. Beware... If you read I am The Cheese, by Robert Cormier, you will be in for some very difficult book discussions hint* Brian

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Mr. Goffin is like a wise owl. He knows everything about Language Arts and life in general. I talk to this guy twenty four seven, and he is so good at giving advice on my life and in school. I am so glad I got him as my Language Arts teacher this year. I am going to miss him so much when I leave Dodd.DO YOUR HOMEWORK.Just be respectful and nice towards him and he will be the same way to you. He is a jokester, so after a few months pull a prank on him. I taped a Justin Bieber poster on his wall.

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He is a great teacher. One of the best in the school. He is a very lenient teacher and understands the challenges students are going through, so he helps you. He really prepares you for the high school. He is also really funny. Overall: BEST TEACHER EVER.

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BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD. I will miss his class so much next year, really prepared for high school now thanks to him!

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Mr. Goffin is an over-all great teacher! Honestly, if you want to be successful with him, do your homework and participate in class and you'll be just fine(:

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I love him he is so nice and helps me with everything from work to just small talk he is so nice and funne, best on green team!

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I Loved Mr. Goffin sooo much! he was the best teacher I ever had I loved his conversations! GO GREEN TEAM!

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Love his class, but a tad biased.

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Great teacher so great!

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i personally love mr goffin. hes so funny and so helpful. he tries to help and grades based on the student, not just using a classic rubric. he knows what hes talking about and is a great teacher.

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He is honestly the best teacher ive ever head. If i could take his course over and over again i would. Hes changed my to be the person I am today and I can't thank him enough.

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I had him last year, hes of the hardest teachers ive ever had. However, he taught me so much and I learned alot from him. He was also very funny.

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Had him '07, always really nosey in my personal life, but overall a really great teacher.

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Greatest teacher i legitimately ever had he knows so such. Listen to What he has to say and don't judge him if he appears to be something. If you truly get to know him he can really help -Dan D'Amico

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Mr. Goffin was one of the best teachers I had in my middle school career. He's done almost every job you can think of and has done everything that can be done. He is one of the wisestpeople I've ever known, listen to what he says! It could come in handy.

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greattt la teacher!

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Mr goffin is my favorite teacher that i ever had in my whole life!!!!!!!! im so happy im on green team and he hates it when you say THING. i will miss you. 2009-2010

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Goffin Smash

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goffin is the man..very fun and challenging class..plus he was in the FBI

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yea he makes LA really fun and he makes you step out of your comfort zone sometimes and talk about more mature issues (that some people might feel awkward talking about) but he just wants to get to know you and stuff so he can see your style in your writing. His wife is a secretary in the office too. He's also been in a war (i dunno which one) and he's had like a zillion different jobs.You can always talk to him about personal issues if you have any and help you get through them with writing or other ways

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Mr. Goffin is probly the best teacher ive ever had. hes so cool and is super helpful. He is definitely the best L.A teacher ive ever had!!

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hes a great teacher...really makes u actually think and work (in a good way). I have had a really easy ride on l.a. until now and i never really had to work that hard or step outside my comfort zone, but now i have to, and its really made me even better. always a fun time in class and although the work load is heavy, i know it'll b good for me in the long run.

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heis such a great teacher the est language arts teacher ive had so far

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Mr. Goffin is a stupendous teacher. He helps you when you need help! He also is difficult, but aids you to do better. He is by far the best L.A. teacher I have EVER had in my whole entire life!

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amazing teacher. challenges to the limit. Great guy to look up to.

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the best english teacher in the state of CT... i was so lucky to have him i slacked off in his advanced class half the time but he'll whip you in to shape definitely a great guy too if u forget something need help or an extention ask him and he'll say yes pheonimal teacher...favors girls a little bit but it's cool not sure if all his stories r tru and please save urself some trouble on I am the Cheese and use sparknotes (its not as hard as people say anyways) listen to what he says he's a wise man green 06!

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Mr, G, what can i say about this man. He was the best english teacher I ever had. I still go back to him for advice on papers and talk to him. He is a great guy and you will be lucky to have him. He was though by far one of the hardest teachers I ever had but he made me so much better in writting. I still go visit him and he is just a great guy.

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omg he definetly knows what he is doing he is a rly good teacher and he is kind of hard however he is rly nice and like if u forget ur journal entry every once and a while he understands but only like a few times and u can bring it in the next day I AM THE CHEESE is the hardest book u will ever read!!! and strangest lol also he makes up a lot of storys and says he did all these different things

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Mr. G is by far my favorite teacher ive had so far! He's so niceee and funny and aslo a fabulous teacher! Green team '06

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made me love language arts even more. his encouragment and openess is amazing. hes a fantastic teacher. shows that there are some good teachers out there. feel lucky to have him you will do well

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just a wonderful teacher, he made me feel extremely comfortable in our english class, he got kids to participate.. it hurts to know that i will never have another teacher like him.

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I love Mr.G hes is really funny and nice! he's by far my favorite teacher ever and as long as you work hard in his class you'll do fine! :)

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good for first time english students

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he's like and octagon he's got alot of sides... hes a great teacher...can't believe i ever wrote anything bad about him (refering to insulting note from class)

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He is my favorite teacher of all time! he is so funny, and still teaches you a lot.Even though he is hard,if u have him,u r one lucky duck!

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Mr. goffin is the greatest teach he is soo funny, he is the best english teacher! Green team '05

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Your the best and nicest language arts teacher ever !

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MR.GoffGoff i love that man soo much he's soo funny and even though he's hard he alwayz helps us

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Mr. Goffin teaches us about the coolest stuff, and is really helps a lot when you need it. He always makes his classes really fun with his good sense of humor.

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Mr. Goffin is awesome. He is a great teacher and he is a funny one. He is the best language arts teacher. He always helps me when I need help. Best Teacher hes

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he's a great teacher,never easy, but always helpful. funny!!

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I had him last year, his class can be hard but he was always willing to help and made class very intersting with the stories he told. All Green teachers rock!

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Of all the teachers I've had, he's was the best! English is a hard subject to teach well, but he did it! he was a hard teacher, but that just made him better

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Its so hard to keep up with him, he randomly will give u a paper and the next class he wants it. U have to keep up with him, cool but hard.

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goffin is the man

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Mr Goffin..its Laura Bartone and Ashley Rachadi and we just wanted to say that you were the BEST lit teacher we ever had!! We miss you!

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hes nice and all a good teacher, but hes a lot nicer to girls

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Out of my 10 years of being taught literature, Mr. Goffin was by far the best lit teacher ever!! He makes class exciting, and oyu can joke around iwth him!

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great person

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Mr. Goffin was the best Language Arts teacher ever! He made class interesting every day.

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He's understanding and will help you with anything if you ask. He teases students a lot, so a lot of people don't like him. But he's really a great teacher.

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really incredible teacher if you give him a chance ... he wants you to work hard and do your best and will take time to help you if you need it.

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At first, he was too confusing, but as I got used to it, I saw that he's a wonderful teacher. I've learned a lot from him.

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