I often find myself reflecting - during these days of a ''Big Brother' Presidency - about all that Mr Finn taught me about irony.
I learned life lessons in his class - 1984, Animal Farm - books I had sought to avoid (having heard that they were just AWFUL!)
I was so privileged to discover them in his English class!
I will always be grateful that he took the time during Home Rm to reassure me that I could both understand & enjoy these books... And I DID!!!
Thank You, Mr Finn, 💜 Kathy Kavanagh
I had Mr. Finn in my Jr. year at Needham High. Before I had him, English was my worst subject, along with math. After having him, it became my best subject! This man was knowledgeable, funny, stimulating, and extremely helpful and caring. Thank you Mr. Finn! You were a wonderful teacher!
A really funny, wild guy! I liked that he was so out there; but later expressed to me he had been extremely conservative in college. I LOVED learning The Crucible, Great Gatsby and The Scarlet Letter. I will also never forget the record he played of Poe's poem Bells. He made things so clear, fun and tested mainly so he knew you read the meterial. The essays were fun and he graded more on your ideas rather than grammar or mastery of the English language.
"Be Good. That's the only rule in my classroom. You all know what that means by now."
Marshall E. Finn. The one. The only. The best teacher I've ever had.
- Jake B. Sher
Came back to help out NHS when our reaplacement for Smokler quit. Finn. is. the. Man
I LOVE MR FINN!!!!! i miss him so much!!!! most fun english class ever
Gotta love mr. finn... and i think his goal was to have ratings like this before he retired - so he's done his job well, obviously. so sorry for those who didnt
Very fun easy A , coolest and nicess teacher in the school to bad hes leaving
Mr Finn = greatest teacher ever. By far. He is the man.
I love Mr. Finn so much!! He's the best teacher ever! He is so awesome and he'll always be there for you and he cares so muchh!!
mr is my fav. teacher...he knows wuts goin on and makes class soooo fun...u look forward to going to english cuz of finn. mr finns the man!!!!!
Finn is the man! I loved that class, and you actually learn a lot about life, and i am a better writer after his class, although I dont know how...
Fun times: How 2 get in to water-country 4 free, an hour and half doing attendence, and who has the shortest name in school. He is a hard grader
all the reviews are true-- you don't need to give tons of hw to make kids learn and improve... i'll miss mr finn next year!
Finn is tons of fun. His classes teach you everything you need to know and his tests dont try to trick you. His class is a lot of fun and he is a great guy.
Best teacher at needham, you can't deny it. Wiffleball and calling a radio station in class, i mean come on
Dude, Mr. Finn rocks, I had him last year, and he was so great. We had so many class discussions, and all of it was fun. He made learning fun.
BEST TEACHER EVER! Taught material very well, + we had many class discussions about random topics (news, or whatever's on student's minds, basically)
He's chill, he knows what he is talking about unlike other teachers who talk out of their aces...da man
I love Finn and didn't even have him as a teacher!!! He is an awesome Academic Bowl advisor and all around great guy
He is the best teacher I have ever had and I will miss him so much! MR FINN ROCKS!!
Mr. Finn... one of the great English teachers... so fun during academic decathlon and class and very easy to talk to after class... he helped me tons
wicked cool/good guy. Easy class, willing to help after school; likes to pause movies every three seconds to explain what's going on.