Average 3.88 based on 30 teacher ratings
Lydia Cadena is a Journalism teacher at Novi High School - NHS located in Novi, Michigan and part of Novi Community School District. Lydia Cadena's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Novi High School - NHS' ranking of 354 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Novi High School - NHS is 4.06 stars.
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Mrs Cadena is absolutely horrible. Instead of teaching during class she likes to tell story's about her that are absolutely useless to the topic. She picks favorites and discourages students from staying after class to review. The reviews and homework she gives are different from the test and she checks them occasionally. She doesn't grade group projects or writing assignments and doesn't put in test corrections even if you stayed after for hours to do them. Cadena is terrible!

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500 characters is not nearly enough to describe how rude, degrading, over opinionated, immature, and selfish Mrs. Cadena actually is. Talking smack about kids behind their backs to other students and making condescending and inappropriate comments to their faces is just one of many things she does, not to mention she is only interested in how you can help her, not how she can help you (which she doesn't help you). She is by far the worst teacher I have ever had, switch out if you can.

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she dosnt give too much homework she is willing to help

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I had her as a teacher at NHS from 1996-2000 for multiple classes including US History, Yearbook, and Sociology.
I liked Mrs. C, she gave it to people straight, and I can say that she never minced any words with me. I could tell she honestly cared about me as person, and not just a student. I have actually kept in touch with her in my adult life as well.
A critique is that while she is incredibly strong willed, she is also very opinionated, however she will also let you voice your own.

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I've had Cadena both for 2 different classes as of now. She's a very passionate woman who cares about what she teaches. She's very real with students; not at all afraid to talk about "uncomfortable" topics like race, gender, etc. If you don't care about learning much her class is not for you. However, if you want to become educated and informed on a higher level, be thankful you have the opportunity to be her student. A total G, would definitely recommend.

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By far my favorite teacher I've ever had. She is hilarious and a fun person to be around.

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cares more about being "popular" than a good teacher. def plays favorites. doesn't have any boundaries- crosses the line of unprofessionalism w/ students WAY too often. can be extremely disrespectful!

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She's an amazing teacher. She cares very much for her students which is why she does certain things. She's great at what she does and is so much fun to be in a class with. yearbook <3

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One of my favorite teachers, and a great resource. I love her!

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as long as you know her hes the best teacher ever. helpful and very sarcastic. by far the best teacher in nhs

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one of the most amazing teachers at Novi. The class is very "laid back" and flexible, but you learn more than you expect from such a great person.

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she is the best teacher i have ever had...for all of you who don't like her you need to learn how to take a joke.

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HER STORIES ARE AMAZING

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great lady. shes my girl. I miss her and think that she is such a nice person

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When she pays attention, she helps, but her points are very valid about anything

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Her class is easy, because she's a good teacher. You learn a lot.

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Cadena is awesome...you just wish you had her as a teacher!

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She needs to help instead of pawning students off on people who do understand

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Cadena is my hero

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I like her better as a person than I do as a teacher. Shes really cool though.

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tells a lot of looooong stories

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If you get your work done she's awesome. One of my fav. teachers, I admire her.

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She's not only a great teacher but an admirable adult and role model.

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be jealous...i have her...and you don't.

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CADENA ROCKS!! WOOOOO!!! GO CADENA!!

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Very confident, its why shes so misunderstood, but its why i admire her so much

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Ms. Cadena is AMAZING!, she is a great teacher! She is Awsome!

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very degrading

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You're the coolest!

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big on rules

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