Average 4.77 based on 109 teacher ratings
James Keating is a Science teacher at Lane Technical High School located in Chicago, Illinois and part of City of Chicago SD 299. James Keating's 109 teacher ratings contributes to Lane Technical High School's ranking of 365 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lane Technical High School is 4.18 stars.
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The last person who is a hater must be the one person in class who flunked because they could never get to class on time. If you have any pride and work with him you will get an A. The hater is the joke because he doesn't fall for the BS of jokers.

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This guy was a joke!!!! He would just play science videos. We would watch a certain video for a week. Sometimes he would randomly just leave the classroom. At the beginning of the school year, he taught on the chalk board, later he didn't at allll

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Rare to meet such a worldly and knowledgeable man. Very kind, approachable and trusting. Has a great taste in music and clothing. Enrolling in his class will undoubtedly be the best decision you make in your Lane Tech career. More than a teacher.

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one of the oldest but most wise teacher in history, don't get scared of the appearance for he has a kind heart. sad he retired, left a huge impact at the school. he is funny, knows what he is talking about and knows the material... no need to stress

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Super fun class–best teacher I have EVER had Funny, enjoyable, fair on assignments, and wants us to do well down to earth MOST IMPORTANTLY HE IS AN AMAZING TEACHER You will ace the tests He gives examples that are funny

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Best! Best! Teacher ever. He`s the number one teacher in this school.

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One of the best teachers I've had the pleasure of having. Humorous, laid back, and most importantly you actually learn in his class. To put it simply, Mr. Keating has beastly skills.

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WHY CANT EVERY TEACHER BE LIKE MR. KEATING????? He is a God of teaching the science to the teenagers. He is the bausss. The only person greater than him is Chuck Norris.

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How can you be Catholic and belive in evolution? Because only God could create something so beautiful. <- I am not religious but that is pretty much the smartest reply I heard at Lane. BEST teacher!

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love his class.. gives you lots of time to work and we have side convos within the class. some inside jokes

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Really laid back and really understands teenagers. Pretty good teacher

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He loves his Hawaiin shirts, moccasins, and the color purple. He also actually teaches in ways that help us understand biology, which is awesome. I adore this teacher, definitely favorite class EVER!!

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Best teacher I have ever had.

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He is so hilarious at times, and he makes the class really fun. Even though I sometimes dont understand whats going on and why he gives the weirdest but helpful examples... Thanks Mr.Keating!

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Best Teacher. Horticulte was awesome. Thanks for making my senior year worthwhile! The best teacher ever at Lane.

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His class is my favorite, and it actually made me love biology and understand it. He's funny, too.

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Amazing teacher, funny, I look forward to going to his class everyday.

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awesome teacher. really funny, makes class enjoyable and fun.

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He's hilarious. His class was very easy and enjoyable. He kept us all laughing :)

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hes awesome! one of the best teachers ever. hes funny and cool and a genius at the material plus he knows a bunch of facts that teach you alot

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Hes my favorite teacher ever! Hes really funny and Polish!gotta love it! He really explains the material, which non of my other teachers in middle school ever did. And hes fair, and wants us to do wel

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he's an awesome teacher. the jokes keep us laughing. and the way her looks at life and realizes the not-so-obvious is always great. great teacher overall.

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Best Teacher Ever. His grading sucks, but he's still awesome.

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he is sooooo great he lets us play cards in class when hes out of the room

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He's really funny

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He is way funny. Thats why he is the best teach ever. You actually want to listen to him. When someone screws up an he asks for tissue cuz he's so sad I could explode. You rock K.

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J.Keating is the best science teacher in the world, no teacher is like him, i luv the way he teaches...omg i actually like and understand biology..becuz happiness is a full valence

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Best teacher at Lane. Really fun classes and learned alot.You go man.

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MR.KEATING UR MY MAIN MAN!!!! ~MARK BEST TEACHER IN LANE TECH!!!!!

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I enjoyed taking Mr. Keatings class because he made Bio fun and easy to learn. Plus he took an interest in helping the students learn.

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he was a cool teacher and i appreciate his caring in uss. smart guy too

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I think Keating should be president or dictator of the world

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He's the awesomest teacher ever! He's so funny with the way he makes fun of Handy. He's gotta be the coolest teacher I've ever had.

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i like his teaching style he is cool and even gives us an extra day or two wen it comes to projects or postpones tests he's cool

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Keating is my hero

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he's cool

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Mr. Keating is the bomb!!! i love him!! hes by far the best freshman teacher you could have! he makes class fun!! lol He is by far the funniest guy ive ever met in my life..

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unlike other teachers, he makes fun of handy and his style. Plus, he can teach and stick it into our minds. We don't need the PQRST, we need the K.E.A.T.I.N.G

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most teachers are strange, act like there not and cant teach u anything. keating is a brain, he actually tries to act strange and can teach you everything

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Man, Keating has to be the best techer the earth has seen. Who knew that learning about carbohydrates could be so fun?

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This guy... IS FRIGGIN AWESOME!!! His teaching ways own. The best teacher I've had so far and probably the best I'll ever have. <333 Woo woo goes the choo choo!

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Awesome teacher he tries to intimidate you the first day and then its funny when he ends up being nice all year. Rare teacher who can actually TEACH.

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the best teacher so far that i have in freshmen year. hes strict yet nothing like ms. parker. hes very cool and VERY helpful.

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Best Bio Teacher ever, I can undertstand everything he says andif i dont he will explain it again and again until i do. Ive got him 2nd perios this year

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cool teacher, smart guy.

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The reason I'm going through chemistry hades in order to fulfill my Bio major requirement: Mr. Keating. Thank you sir. (I was in 6th pd. '00/'01 too!)

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He's one of those teachers you'll always remember.

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Keating, You are the best

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Scared me on the first day back in 96, makin' fun of us freshmen. I wanted my mommy. But he ended up being really cool and has his own unique sense of humor.

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If you don't understand when he explains stuff from the book you don't belong in LANE! Great Teacher!!!

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coolio

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I luv his humor, his teaching and his cool tactics!!! He is so awesome and especially when he tells us info bout sumthin dat has nuthin 2 do with Bio. 2 cool!!!

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yo keating , wats up man? u one of the best teachers i had. you made biology seem so easy and you also made it fun. i enjoyed being in your class.

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wow what an interesting man. he is so smart about every subject he knows more english and algebra tham my teachers. it's kinda scarry though

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"Uncle Keating" was awesome. His amazing sense of humor made Freshmen Biology fun to study. If you didn't have him, you really missed out!

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Cool teacher. Looked mean in the beginning but he is nice and very cool. Went from an F to a B in one quarter. It's possible

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Was cool, but had a vein almost pop out of his head when he yelled. Hawaiin shirts in December in Chicago, interesting, but the red shoes take the cake! Must c

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I think he is the best teacher ever!!! I understand everything he teaches.. and he teaches it to us in fun ways. Hes so cool!!

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It's a cool as he's trying hard to be. Should just stick to being a great teacher.

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Had him back in the day of freshman year 8th period 2001. Awesome teacher!! Really learned alot!! Gotta love those Hawaiian shirts!

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you rock!

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We never got along at all. He actually told me I was a disgrace to all students but i have to respect him. I love the slicked back 50's do and the shirts

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Biology and 100 . Those two can never go together, but now more than half the class has BEYOND 100 average! Mr. Keating is awesome! 4th period rules!!!

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mr. keating is super. he taught us freshman year the value of being on time to class. 2000/2001 6th period was the best ever. biology buddies!

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I had him last year, 4th period was the best. Everyday was a new hawaiian shirt. lol

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Mr K u are the coolest.You biology class is the best. At first I thought you were mean and strict but in time I found out that u are awesome.PS test are to hard

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Mr.J. Keating is a genious.He is the smartest man I know. It is impossible to out smart this man! He is one of the best teachers I ever had.

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Superb teacher and role model, generous, talented, brilliant. But doesn't talk to me anymore.

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Mr. Keating is the best teacher in Lane. He is awesome, cool, and really smart!! I love his jokes and he really gets the point across no matter what it takes. Shout outs to first period!! You rock! Keep doing what your doing Mr. K. Make tests easier!!

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Mr. Keating is like a big kid in a way, hes cool with the class. He doesnt pass you because he likes you though! I learned that freshman year. Gotta love that PC projector! and his phony 50's films.

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He's Too Cool For School hehe...

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Stop trying to be young! And ghetto! but ur still cool.

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He's the only teacher I know that has a picture of himself hung up on the wall...niiiice...anywayz, Mr J Keating is really cool, and knows a lot about the study of life eheheheeheee (1st period rulz)

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Mr. Keating u suk! just kidding... First period is the best U noe dat!!!

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Mr K is the best!! Yeah he yelled at me once (really really bad and i almost pee'd my pants) but HEY i guess 'dork' is a word that should be used with care! I DIDNT MEAN IT : ) Shouts to his first period class! go Mr K!

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ur a great teacher... u have a wacky sense of humor and its kool at first i thought ud b a reallli strict, mean teacher but ur far from that. Keep doing what ur doing U ROCK much luv period 1

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He's very funny, but his test are TOO hard!

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Mr. Keating is a GREAT GUY. He not very easy, but that's a good thing, we're in high school, we need a challenge!!!!!!!! His shirts are way cooool!!!!!!!! So is he,if you don't make him mad, then bull in him comes out!!!! Uh-oh!!! Be careful, then.

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Mr. K is a great teacher and has made me like science. He has strange ways to bring his point across, but he's great nonetheless.

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mr. keating is an awesome teacher but his tests are way way hard!!!

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best at teaching but gives out to hard tests

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he is a very thoughtful and an ingenius man

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cool but gives pop quizes when he's mad in 8th period

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Hey Mr. K, dont rack our brains too much on our next chap. really funny, and coo

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GREAT TEACHER

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he knows a lot about science...but would u smile once in a while?

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Best Teacher EVER!!! 8th Per.

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My favorite teacher, his shirts are sooo cool

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he is really funny and a great teacher 8th per.

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I get knocked out listening to that biology stuff, in a good way though

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Mean on 1st impression, but funny and makes biology easier to understand.

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Yall know Mack Daddy K is the best teacher Lane has! A great guy too!~8pd. kid!

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I actually learn Science stuff in his class!

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Ummmm Cool Techer???

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The Best Teacher Ever!!!! Go Period 1, 06

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funny guy kinda annoying but its all good

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