Average 3.57 based on 71 teacher ratings
Ken Kraner is a teacher at Mclean High School located in Mclean, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Ken Kraner's 71 teacher ratings contributes to Mclean High School's ranking of 313 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mclean High School is 3.88 stars.
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I love Mr. Kraner, he's my favorite teacher. Can be mean but it's hilariouss and interesting. 10/10 would recommend.

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I think Mr. Kraner is a very smart guy, who is very passionate for what he teaches (which seems somewhat rare). I think he can choose favorites, and I think he is strict, but overall I think his class was very very educational and he did everything a teacher needed to do to create a very productive learning environment.

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I have enjoyed every class I've had with Mr. Kraner. We have discussions almost every class, and they are actually interesting. He is not the most sensitive person in the world - in fact, he is pretty insensitive. However, I do believe that this prepares for the real world and helps us understand the kinds of things we should be able to handle in the future. So if your goal is to be babied and live in your parents basement all your life, I suggest you switch out.

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He's actually a very smart guy. His class isn't that hard if you do all the work and read. I was worried going into his class but now I realize I have learned a lot and the class is actually pretty fun and interesting, We have some fun class discussions. P.S. He goes off topic a lot but then relates it back to what were learning.

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Totally picks favorites, but he'll automatically love you if you just talk. Every class is basically a Socratic seminar, so just share your opinion and don't be a wimp. Quick paced reading, but they're worth reading. Do the HW and you'll be fine.

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Kraner is a smug, judgmental, unapproachable "teacher" with psychopathic tendencies and serious masculinity issues, all of which he takes out on many of his students. Do not buy into his disturbingly insulting sense of humor. He ruined what could have been an interesting class with his refusal to be at all patient with or understanding of students who struggle. Truly a waste of a year, class, and salary.

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Great teacher, but pretty sarcastic. In my experience, he isn't trying to be mean. If you work reasonably hard and take nothing he says seriously, you should do well and have a good time. He knows his subject and can help your writing skills significantly, if you let him.

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He's really condescending towards all his students. If your opinion isn't his, it's wrong. He does give material to use later in your school career, but the way he gives the material to you makes you feel as though you're the dumbest person ever.

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bad teacher. he doesn't teach. he criticizes. Every time he assigns an essay, he just tells you what to write about. He'll give you a grading rurbric, but will never actually TEACH you to improve you essay writing skills. Don't ever bother giving your opinion or how you analyzed something. The only right analysis, is HIS analysis. HE'S always right. He will shoot down everything you say. He also plays favorites. He only loves 3 or 4 people out of about 23 and will always give them As. Avoid him.

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Mr. Kraner is one of the worst english teachers I have ever had. He is not enjoyable to listen to and does not seem knowledgeable in any particular subjects. In addition to this he does not truly TEACH his students, he just talks away. His teaching tactic is also one of trying to make every student who gives an answer feel that they are wrong. He makes students nervous and insecure to answer his questions in class. Terrible. Avoid.

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Mr. Kraner is an excellent teacher. He gives hard assignments, and is a tough grader, but you learn from your mistakes, and you learn a TON from him. He gives very interesting lectures, and class is r

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He is THE harshest english teacher i have EVER had, and i think he gets his kicks in upsetting his students, he is rude and is very dictator-like, but teaches well in the long run, still a mean person

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He is helpful but vary vary vary hard when it comes to grading, you will get -5 for even having to many paragraphs

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Mr Kraner is actually the most helpful teacher i have ever had. What you must learn if you are going to be in his class is that he teaches more for the long run. While your grade may seem harsh in the

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This guy is mad. He is so strict when it comes to the smallest things, like font size and bathroom breaks. Give us a break, we are not babies, just fyi. He is annoying and tedious and urrrrrggggg he m

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Kraner is honestly the meanest teacher I have ever had. I wish to know who actually strives to make their students cry by yelling at them and mocking them. I wish he could experience his own class so

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Your experience with Mr. Kraner depends on the way you view him. He was very good about grading papers quickly, although sometimes unclear about parameters for assignments. He can be mean, but again,

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incredibly intelligent teacher. his lectures are brilliant and he is hilarious in class. however, his course is very difficult. switch if you are not great at english.

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if you can get over the annoying antics, nasally voice and harsh singling out, you will quickly find him to be one of the most intelligent men you will ever meet. Ive learned more from him than any o

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Mean, good teacher, treats every class like an AP, hardest teacher

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Although he comes off as really rude and arrogant, you will learn a lot from him. Ignore his odd manarisms and work hard. He grades harshly on essays/papers so perfect them as much as you can.

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He's a very good teacher but he's not easy at all and frankly a little mean. He often goes off on tangeants that he thinks are important to the discussion but really just wants to tell a funny story.

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One of those teachers that impacts you forever. TOUGH teacher, but prepares you for EVERY other English class you’ll EVER take, trust me. He’s often sarcastic and seems cold at times, but read tho

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first, his voice is incredibly irritating. i dont know why. he's very smart, but not very clear with what he wants you to do, he'll focus too much on your faults. his discussions are very interesting.

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People dont like him because he isn't easy. But seriously, he teaches you how to do so many things extremely well. he brings out the best you've got and even if you dont like him right away, you will.

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He may teacher you to write well, but he will also harshly grade your essay without teaching you how to fix it (while at the same time talking about random tangents he decides are important)

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I LOVE him. He's the best teacher I have ever had. It probably helped that I was one of his favorites; many people dislike him as well. However, every one of his students learns a lot in his class.

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the best english teacher at mclean. just dont take everything he says so seriously!

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Had him for Honors English 10. It's a tough class--I was lucky to get a B+. Looking back, though, he's one of the best English teachers I had in a long time. Your writing really will improve.

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He grades based on favorites, likes to belittle students. However, his discussions are interesting.

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You cant help but admit that he is a really good teacher, Once you get past the fact that he makes you feel like your stupid when you ask questions When you stay after school he is really helpful.

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Everyone that complains, simply doesn't pay close enough attention.The man knows what he's talking about so his arrogance is well earned.As someone stated before don't be an idiot and you'll do fine

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Mr. Kraner, why did you only read the bad reviews out to the class? Most of these are good and the ones that are not are clearly written by slackers who probably switched out of the class already.

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Mr. Kraner is possibly one of the best teachers of English that I have ever had the privilege of being taught by. He stimulates incredible discussions and teaches very well. He is arrogant but great.

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He expects us to know the material he gives but most don't and when you ask questions he gets irratated, he is the least helpful teacher ever even though he's smart

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He tells it like it is, he knows what he's talking about. He can get annoying on some days, but usually he's cool. Sometimes, he's even funny.

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Sometimes his....personality can be annoying, but he's an awesome teacher and he definitely knows what he's talking about---you'll learn a ton

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Awesome Class. It aggravates you that he will never give up to defeat in an arguement, but that just makes your debating skills even better.

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At first youll hate his class, but later you'll love it. his teaching ways may be different, but you'll learn

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hes obnoxious but thats what makes him awesome. He's a really hard teacher and provokes all his kids but he forces you to work hard and you learn SO much! hes my favorite teacher!

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At first I was going to switch out, but he turned out to be my favorite teacher; he's really opinionated and provokes you, but only to force you to think--don't get too offended!

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I think girls dont like him too much cause they dont realize hes joking but hes not mean. He teaches you how to think, and our class had engaging discussions. hard grader though.

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this guy is so arrogant and will hate you if you dont do anything his way.

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yes, very opinionated. but that is what makes his class so interesting.

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obnoxiously opinionated, if you don't agree w/ him, he hates you. picks on people he dislikes

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I love you mr kraner -love, you-know-who

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Mr. Kraner ur soo awesome

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You learn a lot but he's so strict and mean. He takes so many points off for minor errors and random rules HE makes, not even real rules of grammar.

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Mr. Kraner is too harsh a lot of the time. He scares people away from him instead of trying to be easy to talk to. He always talks down to students.

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you get out what you put in, if you take his criticism and dont get mad, you will learn a ton. awesome teacher! hysterical, if you get his sense of humor.

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hard teacher

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he is the best.

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for a regular English class, he is tough, but he is a really cool guy, and we always have interesting class discussions

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at 1st you think he's too opinionated, but he turns out to be a pretty cool guy

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