Average 4.23 based on 92 teacher ratings
Joseph Renaud is a Social Studies teacher at Guilderland High School located in Guilderland Center, New York and part of Guilderland Central School District. Joseph Renaud's 92 teacher ratings contributes to Guilderland High School's ranking of 1,199 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Guilderland High School is 4.16 stars.
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The single most stressful class I've ever taken, considering that Mr. Renaud tends to make fun of people who get wrong, calls on people using notecards and puts the "winners" in one pile and the "losers" in another. But he does actually teach, which is more than I can say for most of my other teachers...

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You know the feeling you get when you are craving something to eat and you open your fridge and it turns out your brother ate it all? Well guys, that's called stress. Stress is also something you experience in Mr. Reanud's class. Stress is good though and it helps you do the best you can. He is a great teacher and I have learned so much. Everyday in his class is stressful whether he is going to call on you to answer a question or give you another quiz. Study and do your work and all will be good

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Joseph Renaud is one of the greatest teachers that a student can have. His intelligence is above the rest of society and he uses it to make the people around him better. he doesn't allow his own bias to interfere with his teaching. Mr. Renaud is the modern day version of Ptolemy. His outlook on life and education is very practical and he is a down-to-earth kind of guy. Mr. Renaud sees what I see, he knows how the world operates. I am a member of Mensa International and I recommended him to join.

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I was told his class would be very hard, but it wasn't. He gave so much extra credit, my average was always above 100. As long as you take notes, pay attention, and sometimes study, you'll do great.

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Mr. Renaud's class is pretty brutal. There were so many hard tests. But you learn a LOT over the course of the year (and getting your first 100 on an essay/test is like, the best feeling in the world). He's funny and all of the classes have inside jokes. He's honestly a fantastic teacher, and if I could have him again I would.

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Not only the best teacher I've ever had, but the best teacher that has ever lived. Imagine God, staring at you every other day for 86 minutes, spending each second imparting his wisdom unto you. The entirety of the book of genesis being revealed to you, right there. That is essentially what taking his class is like. I am one of Renaud's prophets, sent out to deliver the word of our lord to the masses so that more may follow his righteous path. This is not a burden, but a tremendous honor.

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Not only the best teacher I've ever had, but the best teacher that has ever lived. Imagine God, staring at you every other day for 86 minutes, spending each second imparting his wisdom onto you. The entirety of the book of genesis being revealed to you, right there. That is essentially what taking his class is like. I am one of Renaud's prophets, sent out to deliver the word of our lord to the masses so that more may follow his righteous path. This is not a burden, but a tremendous honor.

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Easily the best teacher I'VE ever had. Not sure if there are any better teachers out there, but I sincerely doubt it. Picture the deity of your choosing on steroids manifested in the body of a middle aged man with a stylish beard and glasses. You have only scratched the surface of the legend that is Renaud. Other teachers are literally sabotaging their students by obfuscating their material in an attempt to keep the proletariat in it's place. But led by Renaud, we will rise up!

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Mr. Renaud is easily one of the best teacher I have ever had in my entire high school career. He is knowledgeable, charismatic, confident, and firm-handed. His tests and quizzes brought us to our limits and prepared us for the world of high school and the challenges that we would later face. Every day I looked forward going to his class, because I knew I would learn something new. He never wasted a single minute of time. Every day was used to do something to further ourselves as students.

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Joseph Renaud is a great teacher who prepares you for the real world of high school global studies.

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Lesson for each class structured around powerpoint.Incorporates lots of videos into his lectures, but not out of laziness to waste class time;videos are purposefully selected,usually just a few minutes long, and information on them is tested. You are expected to take your own notes on videos,although powerpoint information you can just copy down.Lots of pop quizzes and fact recall, some class discussion.Course features geography, chronology, and current events as well as history (all are tested)

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SO HARD THAT I WANT TO QUIT HISTORY FOREVER

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Mr. Renaud is a very, very, VERY hard teacher and a very harsh grader. You won't like him at all for the first few weeks, but you'll get used to the work load. He's actually a great teacher and is more than helpful and is always willing to stay after. His tests are hard, but just study and review your notes because he's a big fan of pop quizzes/tests. He's very knowledgeable and aware of current events so he's a cool person to talk to as well! He's also pretty funny! Study, and you'll be fine!

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IF YOU HAVE HIM I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. GOOD LUCK KIDDO, I PROMISE YOU YOU WILL HAVE NO CONFIDENCE LEFT ONCE YOU ARE DONE WITH HIM. HAVE FUN.

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By far one of the worst teachers I've had. Half of the kids who got him tried to transfer to a different teacher. I'm not going to lie when I say that your grade will drop, maybe by a few points, probably by a lot. You have no idea what he really does want from you until around the end of the first quarter. I'm a really great student. I have a 4.0 grade point average, I always get good grades, but I almost flunked global. Another thing: he tends to use humiliation a lot. For example, you get called on and get an answer wrong? He'll let your peers know that since you answered wrong, you earned them extra homework or another quiz, and you obviously know how that results for you. Basically, he's awful. Transfer if you can.

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Mr. Renaud is one of my all time favorite teachers. He taught me so much about Global History and he was a great teacher. He is a really good guy and he is really funny. His class was pretty easy as long as you studied a little. Overall a great guy.

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He admitted that he was going to teach the honors class like it was AP. I didn't study hard enough to keep my grades above 90. However, I caught myself up and got a 92 on his final. I would advise future students to study and review everything.

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He's a great guy, but his class was very hard. Hardest class I've ever taken. You learn a lot but he can be confusing. Throws homework at you last minute. Not organized at all

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Great teacher. Does a lot with current events. Very knowledgeable about curriculum. Fun class. We learned how to rip down ceilings, the maximum velocity of a glue stick and the effect of heat exhaustion in the Taklamakan Desert.

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Joe Renaud's a cool guy but he needs to actually TEACH what's on the tests.

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Teachers honors classes at AP level. Wake up, Joe.

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I had Renaud for 10 Honors and his class was very hard. In the beginning of the first quarter I was failing, and from then on I went in for extra help every other day which was very helpful. All of the four quarters I ended up getting high 80s low 90s. In his actual class you never move from your seats, and you take a lot of notes. He gives a lot of homework and quizzes almost every class. You have to work very hard to do well.

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Hardest class I have ever taken but well worth it! I got a 97 on the regents! Hang in there folks ha.

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Mr. Renaud is a good teacher; if you try hard and aren't lazy you will do alright. If you are lazy you will fall behind. He is very fun, though, and very friendly.

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he is the best teacher ever. he isnt easy if you are lazy but if you put effort into it you will do fine. renaud is basically the man

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He's very hard I'm in his core class and he treats us like we're in honors he doesn't help you with you work at all Hes a nice guy just bad a being a teacher he doesn't let you have any fun hes alrite

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i really liked his class. it was interesting and i enjoyed being there. with that said, his honors class is hard as hell and its the frist class ive ever had to actually do work in. 9x didnt prep me

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Best teacher I've ever had. I look forward to global class. I love how he teachers, everything he says makes sense.

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He's a hard teacher if you don't read, but if you just do what he tells you his class isn't bad at all

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He has great enthusiasm.

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The first half of the school year I was failing and wanted to switch out, but for the second half I pulled it together and got a 98 on the regents. Overall he was my favorite teacher in 10th grade.

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THE MOST IMPOSSIBLE TEACHER EVER- COOL GUY BUT THE ENTIRE CLASS IS FAILING. TEACHES IT AT LEAST 1 LEVEL ABOVE WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS. TREATS HONORS LIKE AP!

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he needs to give clearer notes in class( none of this letter and a line thing!), but is a funny guy, you have to actually work in his class, but is nice.

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too much reading...i HATE reading and that is the only home work i get: reading every night

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Yo Renaud! I'm keepin the faith. I like your darn good taste in music. Youre always "taking care of business" make sure keep out the "hey hey" from your class i love red elephants!

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Renaud is the best teacher i have ever had. You are lucky if you get him. Watch out though, he is an animal at kickball... he will chase you down like a lion... NO MERCY keep it up

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brilliant man- respects both sides and clearly knows what he's talking about- plus he's a democrat, AND the head of the CSA- now, you HAVE to be brilliant to pull that one off!

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he's amazing. very classy and nice and personable. he's tough but he prepares you well.

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In my third semester at Yale, Renaud is still the best teacher I've ever had. I'd play murderball with him anyday.

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RENAUD IS THE BEST EVVVAAAAA!!! hE IS BY FAR THEEEEE COOLEST teacher I have ever met!!!! God Bless his wacky tangents!!! I hope he is around in this school 4eva

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long live the CSA!

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fun teacher and cool guy but class is too hard

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Im in his global 10 regents class. And it is a lot of fun. We take notes and I actually have fun. That class is hilarious. I love it

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Renaud is awesome, It was the best year ever with him and Nelligan at CSA. He's a great guy

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Renaud is the best teacher and one of the coolest people I have ever met. Actually cares about students and doesn't act like he is above them in any way.

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hes tough n has ADD but i love this class and teacher sooo much no matter how hard it is

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He and Lodico are the coolest teachers ever...Renaud taught me so much, rock on Renaud

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Renaud is amazing--he actually cares about what he's doing and the people in his classes. rock on, Republican!!!!

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I had him 5 years ago and Im sure hes still a great teacher! The Best Teacher in GHS, hands down!

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Amazing personality, tough teacher. If he ever starts babbling about his obsession with Bill O-Reilly, just say "GO HOME RENAUD" :-D

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Mr. Renaud is amazing! He is one of the best teachers in the school.

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he prepared me well on the regents I got a 99!!!!

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Great guy...very knowledgeable but I could not learn from his teaching style as hard as I tried...a very hard grader

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Renaud is the BEST, class can be tough but u learn a ton. the quiet kids in the corner rock! oh and don't touch the windows...

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far and away the best teacher in the school, his tough grading is simply an attempt to push his students to a higher level, it doesnt hurt that hes brilliant

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very cool.

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Renaud is the BEST!!!!!!!!

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duct tape! DUCT TAPE!

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best .. teacher... ever

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Good Golly you rock Mr. renaud

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JP is awesome. Long live Sister Wendy!

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he assigns work, but never goes over it

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not the best course choice

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Apparently, the whiners below me can't handle a real course nor a REAL teacher

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it's all about the bread prices....renaud is awesome

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You rock even tho you have uncanny obsession with the windows ;o)

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One mean South paw, never bet him for grades in basketball...he'll win

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Good Guy, and don't forget GUAWL is your best student

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He needs to know the difference between AP and Honors- but Great Guy!

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ROCK ON, PEACEBOMB!

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I'm so glad we have you and not Barclay!

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Watch our if ur a Democrat but AP Euro's #1!!!!!

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power to the people!! renaud rocks despite his political insanity!

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Gnarly gnarly guy. In my top 5 best teachers ever.

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The day is mine Renaud!!!

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Class could be better if it weren't FREEZING!! please close the windows!

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DUCT TAPE 4 EVER!

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Renaud you rock my world....and my average as well

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Awesome! We need you back!!

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He is awesome!!!! He reminds me of Mr. K from FMS!!!!!

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THIS GUY HAS WICKED TEST

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Ruthless grading, but still a very cool guy and he confidently knows his stuff.

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BY GOLLY

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so much better then barclay

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renaud is the man

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he's such a great teacher!

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Awesome teacher

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