Average 3.0 based on 20 teacher ratings
Karen Blackwell is an English teacher at Ventura High School located in Ventura, California and part of Ventura Unified School District. Karen Blackwell's 20 teacher ratings contributes to Ventura High School's ranking of 1,328 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ventura High School is 4.06 stars.
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shes pretty good i guess.

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There are way too many posters that are unecessary. Vocab quizes are no challege and reading in groups doesn't help everyone, i remember things from books a whole lot better on my own than having to keep track of other people's reading. She also kept marking me absent throughout the entire year i had had her and it was kind of annoying, especially when she acted as if i was just trying to escape from detentions. Her class is easy and the grammer section of her teaching made it easy to understand

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Way too many posters and sometimes confusing (play with words) quiz... Football kids jokingly flirt with her which is kinda weird but shes an ok teacher. Wouldn't want to stay in her class longer than I have to though. She always marks me absent and is suspicious of me when I try to get it corrected. Has a policy against bathrooms and gives out a lot of useless paper work.

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500 characters is not enough to proclaim my hatred for Ms. Blacwell. She is ignorant,, inflexible, and irritating. She believes that her class is challenging (probably because everything is challenging to someone like her) when it's actually incredibly easy. Too much busy work, too little substance. I've never been so aggravated by an easy class. Fun fact: she once asked if tsunamis existed in the 1940s. Unbelievable. People warned me about this class, but I didn't listen. I wish that I had.

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she is the dumbest teacher i have ever met, her subs do better.

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Had her first year of teaching AP Seniors. She didn't do well, but may get better over time. While she isn't evil or bad tempered it is common for students to dislike her.Class is easy with Sparknotes

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Good teacher. Always committed to her job and did her best to teach us. Very nice person to boot.

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i learned a lot in the class but she was totally against certain students

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She is very nice but has some nice projects throughout the year but in between there is too much busy work. She smiles a lot. You need to have friends in the class to make it fun.

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Ms. Blackwell's so nice and friendly. I've never had her, but I do hear that she's not the BEST teacher... but she's cool. :)

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Hmmm...it's been a while but I really think she is one of the better english teachers on campus...atleast for frosh

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A horribly boring class with nothing to do but stupid busy work. I learned next to nothing in this class.

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she will make you take a whole period of notes so that she can grade papers and then you never use the notes. picks favorites, very bad teacher

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Taught me more than any other english teacher, the circle discussions were great, I learned a lot about analysis, my brain was always excersized.

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she can be really mean for no reason at all

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she isnt clear with directions, but she tries to help us understand. sometimes she is a little edgy for no reason

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an awesone teacher, raised my SAT 9 scores and is very helpful.

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Blackwell was allright, very boring, i got sent out everyday though

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she was a help but stayed distant

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