Average 4.39 based on 54 teacher ratings
Michael Buckland is a History teacher at Ward Melville Senior High School located in Setauket, New York. When comparing Michael Buckland's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Michael Buckland's ratings are above the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ward Melville Senior High School is 4.21 stars.
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Mr Buckland is the best teacher I've ever had. APUSH he's a little more strict but extremely knowledgeable. If you DO YOUR VOCAB and pay attention/take notes, you will be fine. If you PARTICIPATE and know your stuff at the begining of the year, he will only call on you when your hand is raised. Otherwise he will call on you anytime and publicly embarrass you if it's obvious you didn't come to class prepared. Follow directions, be polite, and engage with him, and you wI'll have a great year!

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He's pretty cool. He's kind of like Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec. Just do your guided readings, don't sleep in class and don't be late. (if you consistently don't do guided readings/sleep in class/come in late, it probably won't be a very fun year for you). If you raise your hand a lot the first few weeks he won't call on you when you don't want to be called on for the rest of the year, basically.

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If you pay attention and do the readings you'll likely get really good scores on the tests. Even though they are hard, all of them are curved and at the end of the quarter he will add 2 points to your grade if you do extra credit which is usually watching a movie after school. I didn't study for the AP exam and I got a 5 because he prepared us well throughout the entire year. Don't be late because he'll get really mad. He calls on people randomly and calls out people for not doing the readings

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Awesome teacher. Says he doesn't prepare you for AP exam but that's a lie. If you do your readings the class is a breeze and really enjoyable considering how knowledgeable he is. Also has a very unique character, I won't forget this guy

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He was nice, friendly, and helpful teacher.

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Pro-tip on the first few days he looks for people to be the bad example students, aka will always call on them knowing they don't know the answer to scare other people into knowing the answer, as well as good example students he calls on when he knows they know the answer. Do your best to be put in neither of these categories for the first few days and it'll be an easy year. Also you will have a better time being in a later period class.

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Mr Buckland legit wears the same black pants everyday and has like only five shirts. He eats five guys and drinks too much soda everyday making him rush to the bathroom between each period. During his extra credits, he is in the bathroom for 15 mins. Also beware he is very strict. If you don't do your readings, you'll have a hard time in this class. If you fall asleep, he'll drag you out feet first. During his documentaries, you are expected to enhance your history. It's not a hangout session.

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quotes of michael buckland
"YOU MUST DO YOUR CHAPTER READINGS, OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE A HARD TIME IN THIS CLASS"
"MY DOCOMENTARIES ARE NOT FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT, THEY ARE MEANT TO ENHANCE YOUR HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE"
"HELOOOOOOOOO"

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One of the most arduous class ever. Literally read 30 pages for each chapter in the tetextbook and the test questions require recalling information from previous chapters! He's not exactly hard but his class requires a lot of effort!

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Most difficult history teacher. Doesn't teach the curriculum just what he thinks is interesting. Also you DON'T want to be on his bad side or else he will try his hardest to humiliate you.

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One of the most difficult teachers I've ever had. He's grumpy, strict and make sure you read the chapter before class! Because if you don't he'll publicly shame you, and lecture you in front of the entire class. Don't let these other ratings fool you, he can be nice once a month probably, but as he said himself "if i had to actually TEACH this class, I'd jump out the window." good luck

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Buckland was cool, I had him for controversial issues which is pretty hilarious since now he's dating Laurissa Combs, this chick I graduated with...

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BUCKYS THE BEST. Pretty funny, very knowledgable. just read the textbook, raise your hand, and bring him cupcakes and you won't get picked on ;)

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It's not a rumor - just look on facebook - he's dating one of his graduating seniors. Pics are everywhere. At least she is 18.

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Yeah, I know the rumor you're talking about. The rumor mill must be turning pretty good if multiple people have heard about it. But for fear of ruining Bucky's career, I won't post it. Good teacher.

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Possibly one of the greatest teachers i have ever had the honor of learning from. He changed the way i think about history and our government and had him 2 years straight. His lessons are incredibly t

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da best

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He's a really opinionated guy. Very amusing in a very unconventional way. He really DOES love cupcakes.

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BuckBucks<3 SO nice. He loves cupcakes.

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Awesome great moral teacher. sense of humor couldnt be any better! Wish I could have him as my teacher again.

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had him for great moral, we watched really interesting movies. really intelligent. sometimes a little cranky. sarcastic, but overall awesome teacher.

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best history teacher in the school- awesome great moral class.

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One of the few teachers who isn't afraid to speak his mind; embraces history in a way very few high school students get to experience.

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he's cranky on mondays, but we LOVE him, his lectures are always so much fun, full of sarcasm, all the good things

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Great teacher, he can be a little mean when he's in a bad mood, but overall a good guy and really funny, so it makes for a fun and interesting class

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Great History Teacher knows more history and is very anti-American, which made the class o so interesting

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He's scary sometimes but that's just because i'm in his 1st period class. He hates us! really great teacher though, definately expects you to be studious and inquisitive.

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omg! i hear all these great stories about him but he seriously hates his first period class this year. and if he doesn't than he's not doing a great job of being a nice guy.

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such an awesome guy. Opionated, but they're the right opinions. lol

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buckland is an incredibly intelligent guy with a lot of knowledge and scope on a wide array of things; he's funny, too : ) i recommend his GMQ class; oh, & call him garvey ;D

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so easy, and really gets the point across

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like him, truly.

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BUCKLAND IS THE MAN!!! DEF ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS EVERR

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YEAH BUCK In KU NOW STILL LEAVING YOU MESSAGES ::MELVILLE PEOPLES TRANSFER TO BUCKLANDS CLASS::

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omg mr buckland is AWESOME! i had him for history in 10th and cant wait for great moral this year! if you have him your lucky!

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Knows his stuff and is the only class that people hardly ever cut. Great Moral is the best and very "eye-opening"!

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Mr Buckland is one of the greatest teachers i have ever had! Hes an awesome Great Moral teacher!!! I love going to that class everyday its so much fun! :)

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This teacher has no opinions!!!!

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BUCKLAND! You are so awesome...He is such an amazing teacher and actually sees you as an equal...Love you!

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He treats you like an adult, and he dosent feed you info. u get it urself. very good class, realy fun class. awesome teacher.

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Mr. B..your the man.

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He's the coolest teacher. I wish I had him this year for Great Moral.

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Had him when he first started teaching and he is still great!

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buckland knows his material and he expresses himself well... i love you mr b!

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best teacher ever, Mikey B is the man

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funny, strange, but a good teacher.

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MR BUCKLAND RULES!

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buckland is one of my favorite teachers. i had him last year and i had him for great moral this year.. he's def one of the teachers you can joke around w/.

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THIS GUY IS THE MAN!!!!!!! HE KNOWS HIS STUFF AND TEACHES WELL! I HAD HIM LAST YEAR AND LOVED HIM!!!

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I had Mr. B in 8th, I wish I had him this school year. He's sooo AWESOME!

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One of my favorite teachers

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awesome teacher...wish I had him again this year!

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Mr. Buckland is awesome! take Great Moral Issues with him, it's one of the best classes i've ever taken

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Mr. Buck Rocks!!!

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