Average 4.35 based on 52 teacher ratings
James Harvey is a Social Studies teacher at La Cañada High School 9-12 located in La Canada, California. When comparing James Harvey's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, James Harvey's ratings are above the average of 4.15 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at La Cañada High School 9-12 is 3.98 stars.
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gotta love beeflower...too bad hes retiring

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Mr. Harvey is a really cool Sociology teacher that loves what he teaches and makes sure his students have a good time. The workload is quite easy, but the class is quite fun. The structure of the class is notes followed by a movie which is then outlined and then there is a open-notes test. Mr. Harvey shows a movie or movies that relates to each unit that is being covered. There are also projects from time to time which are quite fun.

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A great human being. The class is easy--so what? Stop complaining and appreciate the fact that the man cares for each and every one of you.

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Mr. Harvey is one of the nicest people I have ever met but his class can get boring. It's so easy that by the end of the year you get tired of him.

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I love Harv! However, I think that he has gotten bored with teaching. WE listen to his lectures, and listen to his rants during films. It can be entertaining, but it gets in the way of good films! We all love Harv but "Silence is Golden!"

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He's a chill person, but his class really didn't do anything for me. He should stop talking through the movies too.

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First off, I really do love Mr. Harvey. He is really passionate about showing just how much he really loves his students. But, I have to admit, he really cannot teach. He class is composed of copying notes to paper and then copying paper to a test. I really haven't learned that much. However, it is a senior elective and his class is fun, and I've never had a teacher who loves their students more. SENIORS OH EIGHT!

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He cares deeply for his students. It's sad to see that caring for their development as fully-functional people (not just competitive college applicants) can be so misjudged. His students are lucky.

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His class is a bore. You sit there every day, either listening to him read from the book, or listening to him narrate a movie. He says the same exact thing every day, tells the same story practically every day. He's a nice guy but sometimes he goes overboard. At the end of the year when everyone is getting antsy, and starts to actually SHOW that they don't care about the class (nobody actually does), he starts to get annoying.

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Harv is the man. Him constantly telling us that he loves us makes us all feel good every single day. Don't talk trash too the HARV. Seniors 08!!!

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Actually i think his name is Jim but he is the Best teacher in town - Has been keeping his Sociology class a Legend since 1978 -- Don't talk trash about Harv he does nothing but Love everyone of his Kids like his own child- What other teacher expresses that type of feeling to their students -- Go Harv Seniors 07

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Do NOT talk smack about Mr.Harv best class ever - great teacher and a great man - Don't talk bad about him what did he ever do to you except bring your GPA up. Harvs the best teacher at La Canada high school ask anyone around.

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Harv is so easy. we watch movies and have no homework. i hate taking notes in class tho cuz thats boring I'm happy he taught sociology

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Harv I know you are reading this, so to keep students' interests, the curriculum a little or let the class vote on what movies they would like to watch.

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Harv is EASY, that's why people like him. I would really for him to stop talking sometime and listen to what we have to say with out hearing him "shh! shh!" us. It's fustrating.

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I'll give credit for Harvey being a good person. However, Harvey cannot teach. His class is composed of copying notes from a book onto a paper, and then copying the paper onto another paper. It's a waste of time, although an easy class.

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I could not believe the stories my son told me about this man's class until I saw returned tests. It's shameful.

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when you graduate high school....and when you think about LC...you'll never forget my HARV!!!!! i love him..he is the best...wish you all the best my harv cuz i know your reading this<33333

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Frankly, I do not understand why people like him so much. His favorite person, "RB", is a waste of a teacher and he loves how it's that way. Also, we learn nothing in this class.

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sociology is the easiest class you will ever take

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Loves his students, but his teaching is non-existant. Read the book and you will get a good grade

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he's so cool! you should here his randy boal song. "randy boal. randy boal. rb randy boal..." "you know that, don't you?"

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HARV IS A COOL GUY...he talks a little much during the movies but he loves the GOLDEN GOPHERS and that makes him the man....GO GOPHERS

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good teacher! sometimes his lectures on life can get old., but hes still really awesome and a fun teacher to be around

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great teacher hes really nice

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he's simply awsome, we love u mr. harve!

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Nice person - subpar teacher. Very little information was actually relayed during the course of the class. Felt only entertained, not educated.

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Harv is a kind teacher despite the times that he embarrasses certain people. I havent learned very much in his class because all you do is read from the book

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Harv is the best teacher at LCHS, he is the most kind, and caring person ever....you know i love that dont you?.....Bee Flower to life!

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His teaching methods are unorthodox, but they do work if one puts in minimal effort. I was amazed at how, without stressing very much, I could 'learn' a subject

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Harv is the best!!! He loves his job and thats what makes him a great teacher....He actualy trys to make a difference in our lives...if only more teachers cared

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WE LOVE OUR HARV!!!!!!!!!!!! R.B. RANDY BOAL!!!!

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How could you not love Harv? He seems to be the only teacher that realizes that your senior year is the most stressful year of your life. A truly great person

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BEST TEACHER EVER. ALL THE MATH TEACHERS AT LC CAN LEARN FROM MR. HARVEY

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harv is prety cool but he embarassed some chick in our class just cause she wrote something on her hand. not cool harv. he doesn't pick on his favorites...or RB

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great teacher...loves kids and loves teaching

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if you dont like harv then you are a bad person

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I love Mr. Harv!! He's awesome and he's so nice and funny!! RB Bee flower RB! bee flower RB bee flower RB ! His class is the BEST!! DA BOMB!

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Fun class. Lots of movies and RB stories. Hooray.

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Harv is teh best teacher at our school. He truely loves all his students and is teh nicest man alive. Bee- Flower for life

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it is the most boring class in the world and he is such a stange man

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he was the best teacher that i had in high school. he was one of the only teachers that tried to inspire me. I will always remember him for the "Bee-Flower".

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I don't know him personally, but Lowell Frank JOhnson Jr. taught me how to appreciate this man. BEE FLOWER!!! I love the SAUCE! John Ya!

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Easiest teacher you will ever have (gives u the answers to the test)

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Harv--Ahhh I love it!! open note history tests...hard not to get an A no hw either!! Harv is simply the best!!

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Bee - Flower - Flower - Flower - Flower... sounds good to me!

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definately the worst teacher at the school he spent the whole time reading us the book and taught us nothing.

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YOU KNOW WE LOVE THAT DON'T YOU?

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HARV! THE BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!...he truly knows how to love his students and teach them something worthwhile about life and how to live it! BEE-FLOWER!

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Harv is the best! He's the only teacher who called me by a nickname, how awesome

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Watched good movies, had easy tests

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La Cañada High School 9-12 is located in La Canada, California with an average teacher rating of 3.98 stars. When comparing La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers are below the average of 4.15 stars. La Cañada High School 9-12 ranks 405 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More