Average 4.37 based on 90 teacher ratings
Janice M. Baranowski is a Biology teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. Janice M. Baranowski's 90 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,069 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.02 stars.
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She can be the worst person in a bad mood. She has favorites and prejudiced. She barely teaches and her lesson is garbage. She always gives the class a worksheet and makes you color something. Her tests are also really hard and no matter how hard you study, there's always going to be something you won't know in the test.

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She's nice if she decides she likes you in the beginning of the year and you don't sleep in her class. ALWAYS DO YOUR HOMEWORK, she gives plenty of time to do it, in my opinion. She always gives out worksheets and notes to write, but her class isn't difficult. You can totally slide through Living Environment which is great when transitioning into high school. She has fun activities sometimes when she feels like it. Her tests are pretty easy unless you don't review for at least 10 minutes

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she has favorites, once she doesnt like you, its gonna be like that for the whole year. plus, she doesnt even teach at all, makes us color handouts and cut out pictures and makes her tests very hard. i really dont like her and she also didnt like me oh well.

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If you pay attention you'll do good.

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Oh jeez. How can you like her? She is mean, prejudiced, and downright unhelpful. She also favors girls. Nevertheless, I did learn a lot of content about bio...

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She was a very charismatic teacher who cared about each of her students!

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The best you'll see :)

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She is the best science teacher I have ever had. She really knows her stuff. If you don't understand anything you can ask her and always get an answer. Her homework and class notes are easy to understand.

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I had her for Bio Lab for freshman year and even though she was a bit strict sometimes and harsh when it came to things on the lab, she got us through all the labs and taught us all we needed to know in order to pass the regents. She's not that bad of a teacher and shows us how to do our labs step by step.

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I had Ms.Baranowski for Biology freshman year and I'm quite glad I did, she taught me an incredible load of knowledge, and she was just a master of her subject, you could ask her almost any question and she could answer it, if not she'd give it a check on the smartboard and enlighten you. She's also an easy 95-100 in lab, her tests can be hard at times but if you stufy they're a piece of cake. If you get her you should be happy, you're in for a year with an amazing teacher

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Ms. Baranowski is a VERY nice person and she really knows her stuff! But she really can't teach :/ She always treats us like kids by handing out worksheets and making us color? She thinks we can do all the work ourselves, so it'd be nice if she would actually give a little more notes. But she has a really nice personality :)

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Alright, I'm just going to say that point blank, Baranowski cannot teach. Handing out worksheets and having students draw, rather than giving notes, is not considered teaching. However, she is one of the nicest and most caring teachers that I've ever had. I feel comfortable talking to Ms. Baranowski because she's such a nice individual and she's just one of those teachers who is a friend. I'll miss her kindness, but certainly not her teaching methods. Study the textbook kiddies!

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I love her as a bio teacher. She never fails to explain things whether in class or lab. Our entire class didn't fail, besides those who fell asleep all the time, but that's their own problem. Ms. B is extremely interesting and pleasant to talk to.

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I like Ms. Baronowski, but in the beginning of the year I didn't. As long as students participate, do their homework and get good test grades nothing will be wrong.

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I LOVE her! Most of my class got 90 or better on the regents!

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I had Ms. B last year for biology and I cannot believe what I am reading here! She is a kind, caring teacher who wants you to do the best you can! She stays late, too. Do your work, get a good grade.

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she doesn't even teach! she just hands out handouts in class, we do them then she go overs them.. no notes at all! then we do these stupid projects. she thinks too highly of herself. i learn by reading the text book on my own!

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I loved ms. b and her humor!!! study her notes and do you homework, you'll do just fine! :]

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Loved her. So much.

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Good teacher, funny, but not to the point of disrupting the class. Clearly knows her subject very well.

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Lover her dry humor too

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I LOVE HER.

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Great teacher. If you do all her work, she'll like you. I'm one of the students that do or my work, so she gave me an extra day to do my project when I forgot it. She also prints notes out for you. She says that copying notes is boring and she prefer giving printed notes :]

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I had her for science research. People say she had favorites but it didn't matter when it came to her grading policy. You fail if you don't work and you pass if you work. If you manage your time correctly and proportion the work, her class won't be too difficult. I disliked her lateness policy. I had a valid excuse for handing in an assignment late and she still took off 10 points. Hand in the work on time, and take every assignment seriously. Work hard and you should do well in her class.

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I had a great year being in Ms. B's Science Research class. As long as you do everything you are supposed to on time, in terms of projects and assignments- you'll do well in her class. She plays favorites but it's more like- if you behave yourself and do your best, she will like you & if you slack off and don't care, your grade will definitely reflect that. Someone else wrote she doesn't read your papers but I think she does, because I've always had corrections throughout my drafts/papers.

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she's smart. her tests aren't easy though.

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Do all the work and follow directions in the beginning of the year. Kinda plays favorites and write a lot since she wont read it all. Had her for sci rsch n she is really helpful about work and stuf

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She is a really great teacher. She is tough at times, but you are fine if you do the work. She is really funny and sarcastic almost all the time. I had a great year with her.

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I had Baranowski last year. She was a wonderful teacher, very helpful and I learned a lot. She helped me get a 96 on the bio regents. Awesome teacher!

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She seemed 2 be tough on a majority of the students in my class but she's nice 2 me and gave me a private storage place for my sci. research board! U just have 2 do work in her class, nd she'll like u

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She is one of the greatest teachers I've ever had. I love her. She makes you work hard but you never feel overwhelmed. I also love her sarcasm and sense of humor.

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@ first I didn't like her but after a while she became one of the coolest teacher ever to me

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SHE IS SO COOL. if you don't understand, you need to have her to understand.

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She is an AWESOME teacher. One of the most intelligent people i know, she knows a lot about science and the politics involved in it. SHe taught me bio and research, and i have to say, she is my favorite teacher. But I have to admit, she is sarcastic and tough.... but usually i find her sarcasm amusing.

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ive been to this school. now im in USC! thanx to her...i would end up going to laguardia!

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shes the best...didn gimme a good grade cuz claimed i didn do a mojority of the labs or hw but despite that still like her- makes class fun and easy- was prayin to get her again but sadly i didnt (chances where way to slim) too bad bio isnt one of the anualized classes

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All yall who said Ms.B is mean or grimey or should retire are ridiculous and you know very well that you probably dont do any work and is mad lazy for her to be grimey...notice yall the ones with bad comments are the ones who are failing..i wonder why!

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She is one of the best teachers i ever had. i luv her :)

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BEST TEACHER EVER, im upset bio isnt annualized. teaches very well and makes class fun. very easy to get a good grade, do all your hw/labs and get 80up on ur tests and ull get 90+ average. A+++ teacher

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she's awesome. if u followed her instructions in science research, u are completely ready for nycsef. she made everything clear and got people organized. love her =]

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I love this lady!! she touches my heart in a special way...a way that no one has before. She is my life!! If i could be her I would! She is my number one inspiration!!

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She is very rude sometimes, first impressions seem everything to her i think, once your bad in the first marking period, then your bad *period* according to her always makes asumptions before you actually say them, i really think her personality is bad

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pretty good teacher she gets the point across and teaches with drawing and labeling instead of just straight out lecturing

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very nice teacher, i love her! Her tests were tough, she makes you work a lot, but if you try...you'll pass. Do the LABS! i did all mine besides 1 in my freshman year, did all my hw. and tests were ok...and i got a 95

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I love Ms. Baranowski! She is smart, sarcastic and does cool stuff in class - doesn't just lecture on and on like some other science teachers.

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She was an awful teacher. She should retire.

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Best teacher IMO in this school. She will try very hard to make you know your stuff. Ask for help and you will recieve it. If you fail, its your fault

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Shes A GREAT TEACHER AND MAKES BIOLOGY INTERESTING

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Really cool, fun teacher. Tests are ok and good practice for Regents. Recommended me to Honors Bio also.

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Cuz of her my bio grade went from a 70 to a 90

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Very good teacher. Wait, not good---excellent!

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her class is alrite..kinda hard though..the custom lab reports..and oh yeah..the randomness ques in test..she's nice but serious..kathy [spring 'o4]

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i think da only problem with her is that her test questions come out of nowere.even if it is open book u r gonna get sum wrong cuz da answers r nowere 2 b found

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97: YEAH!!! Ninety-freaken-seven. And Its all thanks to her.

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good teacher, tries to act serious and looks mean but shes just hiding her fun side! ;)

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Shes a rlly cool teacher.. evn tho i dun get a dat high a grade .. shes still a rlly kewl teacher

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The tests arent that hard and it doesnt matter because if you average an 80 on them you can still get a 95 on the repot card, and she gives easy projects that can lift up your test grade anyways. Put me into honors, I hope Chu is as easy and fun as her.

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I liked her. Even tho she failed me she stayed on ma behind trying to make sure i do the right thing

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her tests are pretty hard and she doesnt teach enough, alot of group worl though, and very professional, smart lady

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If you do the hw and all the labs then you'll be fine. Her tests are VERY HARD cuz she duznt quite explain everything in depth... o well she'll listen to u.

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i think she should teach a bit more and her tests are extremely hard, but i she still gives you a good grade on your report card

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4 Science Research, all we do is group work n watch videos this class is an easy 90 and very pointless

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The class is easy but 1/3 of the test is nowhere in notes or textbook! How am I supposed to know it? And how can I look at a fuzzy cartoon and tell what it is!

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too much joking around... i wanna pass my regents, not learn about your family

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Understands kids. Jokes around, but knows when to be serious. Respects her student's opinions and ideas.

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Excellent teacher, 5,5,5 isnt enough

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I couldn't ask for a better teacher, she is real chill and clear, i actually learn things in this class. Go Janice!!!

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She is so nice n she really tried to help you when you dont understand. She goes out of her way to help you. Shes funny and she's great EVEN in the morning. :) wish i had her again.

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Looking at the 5,5,5 mark I gave her you might think im overdoing it, trust me, if you get this woman, you will understand why 5,5,5 isnt enough to describe her. Excellent teaching style, easy class projects that give you a big boost on your average.

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Overall is one of the best teachers I've had. Allowed work with peers which helped make many new friendships

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OH SHE ROCKS! She teachs very well. But beware her work is tedious at times.

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Excellent teacher, all science teachers should take tips from her.

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really good for science research!

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she's the best. She helped me appreciate biology her tests are kinda hard

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she is a really cool teacher and nice teacher, who actually teaches

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teaches very well and knows what she is talking about

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Excellent teacher, knows what she's doing, tests are a bit hard sometimes.

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She is a great teacher, easy to understand, nice tests, easy hw, good class fun

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