Average 4.39 based on 58 teacher ratings
Joseph MacDonald is a Social Studies teacher at Fountain Valley High School located in Fountain Valley, California and part of HBUHSD . Joseph MacDonald's 58 teacher ratings contributes to Fountain Valley High School's ranking of 1,031 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Fountain Valley High School is 4.09 stars.
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what we mostly did in his class was worksheets, movies, skits, going into groups, not much homework, easy quizzes/tests, etc. he is the type of teacher who still at the end of the year won't remember your name and will read the seating chart. at the beginning of the year he wasn't that strict on phones but then near the end of the year he became really strict. he often took personal phone calls during class

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I was in his world history class, and it was the most boring class I've ever taken so far. Honestly, he cares about all the students and makes sure that they are getting what he is explaining, however, almost non of what he explains is on the tests. He significantly relies on a textbook that is only in his room, so we have to ask him to borrow it to study. But as a teacher, he's pretty hilarious, supportive, communicative, and kind.

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Thanks for listening to me Mac, love your psych class !

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I have Mr Mac for Psych, he really cares about his students!

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I have him for psychology and he's a chill teacher. He doesn't ever finish his sentences. He reminds of Mr. Biriyni for some reason. The other day he showed us this video about how to play baseball like Tim tebow or something and he kept laughing. He always says "who's with me, raise your hand if your with me" and I don't think he really pays attention though to who raises their hands.

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Love Mac!! Best teacher I've had at FVHS

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That is true about him paying students to write positive reviews about him. My son got $25 to say good things about him. I made him give it back.

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What a blessing to have this teacher! He is so passionate about what he does and you can see it! He is probably one of the most genuine teachers I have ever had. He's always in a good mood, great at explaining his lectures, always willing to help, doesn't pick favorites or at least show it (like most teachers), and never puts a student down. He has a heart of gold and truly cares for his students. Seriously if every teacher was like him the world would be a better place. Love you, Mr. Mac!

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Ha!!!! Love it!!!! Kind regards!!!! Mr. Mac

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He is way over rated as a teacher. I heard he has turn on people, not a good idea. I would suggest don't take his class.

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Super sweet teacher! He truly cares about his students and always knows how to put a smile on everyone's faces. I came to him for help in history and for personal issues and he was extremely kind and easy to talk to. Everyone's said this already, but he really is one of the best teachers at FVHS.

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BY FAR THE BEST TEACHER AT FVHS !!!!! In most of my class, information goes through my head and out the other but in Mr Macdonald's class the information stayed with me forever. He is such a fun teacher and makes learning fun ! Incredible teacher !

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Incredibly helpful teacher, has a style where it feels more as if he is telling a story rather than teaching. Knows his material very well, and is extremely passionate, puts 100% effort into everything he does. Very friendly, and has a habit of calling students "dogs", "puppies", "babies", etc. When he teaches, he yells and gestures, with extreme enthusiasm. If you didn't before, you will like history by the time you're done with him.

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Best teacher Ive ever Had!!!! Hes always Happy and i really love his energy!!

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Hands down, BEST teacher ever. He relates to the students and is VERY enthusiastic! Really great energy from him every day and he's always smiling.

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My favorite History teacher. As a warning, he will call you puppies and dogs and babies. Not sure why.

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You would seriously be missing out if you don't ever get him as a teacher. He is one of the most awsome individuals I had ever met! Loves his job and his students and there is rarely ever a day that

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BEST possible teacher to have for history. Very clear with explanations and great at his job, he is truly inspiring to anyone, whether they hate or love the subject. Great attitude, made the class fun

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love his class. hes always to happy and postive. history isnt actually that boring when hes teaching it.

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best history teacher ever! He always has a great, positive attitude and laughs ALL the time, and I love the fun discussions we have in his class. He's just one of those teachers that cares about all

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Best teacher, which made it my favorite class. He made pysch very easy and fun. I looked forward to going to his class everyday. :]

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Best teacher I've ever had! Made learning about history actually fun! Always made jokes and had a positive!

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He's one of the best teachers i've ever had. Had him for pysch. He really inspires you and gets you hooked in on the lesson. His stories are great. he's always laughing

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He wont ask too much from u.Just do what he tells u.Hes simply one of the best teacher u can find in fvhs.He's very motivative,passionate,and generous.It shows that he cares about every students.

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i had him for history last year....... HE WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!! except for hid student teacher, Mrs. Duff.....BLEH!!

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We had a bad year in baseball-but at least we did not come in last!

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He never around to give the kids any extra help.

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he nail the facts in your brain loves talking about history and loves to teach hates giving tests or giving you a bad grades

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great guy, very repetitive, likes to say the same thing over and over again, and say the same thing over and over again, and say the same thing over and over again.

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mr. mac is a really cool teacher. he knows a fun way of teaching lessons and can make you laugh and learn at the same time =)

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I LOVE Mr Mac. Most Inspirational Teacher That I Will Never Forget. Im Sad This Is My Last Year With Him. 3 Years In His Classes Definatly Isnt Enough.

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My most favorite teacher I've ever had. He taught me to love history and i enjoyed his psychology class so much..it was so fun

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Had him for Psychology, he was a fun and generous guy but he had definite favorites he'd call on and that made it difficult for others to speak their opinions

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I loved him he will allways be my favorite teacher at FV

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you are the coolest teacher in the world because of you i like history cuz u make it fun

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Mr. Macs class was probably the best history class ever! He made it totally fun and we listened to good music!

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He is awesome!!! By far the best ever!!

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best teacher i have this year, he does take a long time to explain stuff tho, and when the air conditioning is off, he gets all sweaty and tired

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Mr Mac is awesome! He plays music during class and is always pumped up, im going to miss him next semester when i have his student teacher.

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World History can not be taught better than anyone else

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His energy radiant to students. I'm in college now, and I still haven't had a teacher as motivated as him.

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He makes history easy to understand and is funny at the same time. he's a cool teacher to have and anyone who puts in the work will be able to ace his class.

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One time theses were making out right outside the class window so he puts the song, "You are sooo baeutiful to me on" that is the only thing i remember now..

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AWEsome!

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His class is the best. He is very pumped up during class and I always enjoy his class. I miss his class a lot.

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mr mac is cool, but the corny jokes get on my nerves after awhile

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very very very cornily hilarious.

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He's the best! His tests are so easy you get free points for answering dumb useless questions!

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Mr Mac is the best!!!

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mac you're the best!

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I passed the AP test, with the book's help

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You're great MAC!!! I learned so much.

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Don't let the eggheads get you down, you're awesome.

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i'll pass the ap test, but no thanks to him

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i'm actually dumber by the end of class.

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one of the easiest teachers ever.

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"Very pumped" Teacher

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