I can corroborate what someone said below me (Sep. 25, 2006) about having mixed feelings about Ms. Craig-Olins at the time I had her, but loving her in retrospect. She was my 8th-grade English teacher in 1997-8.
She is too old to be teaching. She is frazzled and unclear. She is easy yet she gives so many assignments at once I am completely overwhelmed. I just spent my whole Sunday writing 10 journal entries on Gilgamesh because she forgot to assign the journal when we started reading the book. I think it's time to retire...
She is the worst teacher i have ever had. She rarely gives assignments but when she does they are all in the same week, allowing the students very little time to complete them. She is very unhelpful
I have her right now for English, and she is really good! She knows her stuff VERY well! She is also very helpful to her students! So I think she is a great English teacher!
She's nice, but she's very scatterbrained and while her work isn't particularly difficult, she tends to give out loads of it at once. I remember having 7 simultaneous assignments for her class.
Most amazing woman on the planet. She may not always be clear in class but if you meet with her she makes sure you do well on the paper. shes the best tracher ive ever had!
She is the worst teacher I have ever had. She ruined my freshman year, and she made me hate english. If you have her, I'm so sorry.
You'll waver between liking her and hating her throughout the year, but you'll definitely love her in retrospect.
*REALLY HARD GRADER* but can be nice when she feels like it... asks to take notes on the weirdest and most unrelated things to English
Vague, unhelpful, and only likes kids who do well. Has no idea what she is doing and makes everyone in the class confused. She's also bad at grading tests and papers.
Shes not the best english teacher in the world and definitely hates teaching. She is a nice lady though and by the end of the year she'll grow on most.
she is the worst english teacher I've had in a while. I used to love english but by the end of the year I hated it. This year I have a good teacher though-real cool guy.
VERY unorganized. When she says take notes, take the notes because likely that random information will show up somewhere. Tough grader on papers, but is a pretty nice tacher. Likes the Odyssey too much
a very nice teacher, though hard and class sometimes drags on. I'd say she was one of the better english teachers in the school though. I mean, if you're looking for a better english teacher than her, go look in another school. among english teachers at north, ms. c-o definitely comes out on top.
The problem is...the grade of your first paper WILL be your grade on every paper for the rest of the year. I think she has control issues too-she keeps a very tight leash on the direction of class discussions
She's very helpful and fair with the workload. I'm not sure if I'll be able to read 3 books in a month though...sheesh, it's kind of rough.
Shes definatly the best english teacher i have ever had but i do come from a line where all my previouse english teachers were bad.
One of the worst teachers I've had at North. Assignments and discussions are uninspiring and vague. Questionable whether she has read books under scrutiny.
Everyone I know who was put in her class for a second year switched out as soon as they could. She leads stagnant, boring discussions and can't teach.
Ms. C-O is the best teacher i have ever had. she changed my life. you should all try to get her, forreal!!!!!
Her class can be boring, but it's bearable. She's a very smart woman and is open to suggestions and responses from her students.
ms. craig-olins rocks the casbah. she's challenging but really helpful with becoming a better writer. over all though she's awesome.
She's so nice, and class is usually really interesting.
had her freshman year, she was a very nice teacher that taught a lot. she really showed our class that she liked to teach english. it was a fun class
She is an EXTREMELY hard teacher for me! Nice, though. Expects a lot.
I loved mrs craig olins and i was sad to leave her class. she taught us in the computer lab and let us do slide shows, it was much more fun then reading daily...Like soph class..Anyways I think shes a great teacher and the bad ratings are bull.
she's a really good teacher the class went at a perfect pace throughout the year...go craig-olins!
I had her frosh year, I don't believe I remember anything but the boredom.
The class is very entertaining and covers many topics...a good class