Average 4.3 based on 67 teacher ratings
Michael Polenski is a Writing teacher at Mark Twain Intermediate School located in Brooklyn, New York. When comparing Michael Polenski's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Michael Polenski's ratings are above the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mark Twain Intermediate School is 4.24 stars.
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AWESOME! Don't think of insulting him. The greatest writing teacher in the biz. MAXIMUM AWESOMENESS!

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I still have horrid memories of this "teacher." He made fun of his students and gave unreasonably low grades. He insulted me so badly a few years ago that I still remember. He thinks he's funny but he's not. All he did was prop up his legs on the table and sit at his laptop, whilst having his favorites do all the work. I hated Call of the Wild and didn't read anything past the tenth page. Overall even though Wallach is strict she's way better, 10/10 for Wallach... -10/10 for Polenski

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I absolutely love Mr. Polenski, even though i was a really loud and weird in his class. I'm really going to miss him though...

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Mr. Po (aka Grandma, Grand Master Po, Popo, Banana, etc.) is super chill and has a great sense of humour and gives these super eloquent and inspirational rants/speeches about life. SUPER RADICAL.

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Really chill guy and pretty funny. Sure, he picks favorites, but his favorites are usually the ones that work hard and get the best grades even on Jupiter. Some units like newspaper we don't do much work, but others like Call of the Wild and poetry require a lot of dedication. I'm going to miss him a lot.

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Mr. Polenski is an awesome teacher and unlike the student below me, I feel that he is a very smart and experienced teacher. Every teacher has favorites, and maybe if you work harder, you'll be able to be a favorite. He isn't rude, but he does have dark humour sometimes, which can make NEW students upset.

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A lot of people liked him because he didn't give much work, but most, including me, believe he picks favorites. He should run over our ideas with the school newspaper with the principle before we have to write and research the entire thing up and then have it denied. He makes fun of his students in other classes that they are not in, about something that isn't their fault but his. He is unfair, and gives his favorites the only jobs in plays and newspapers. He was a really bad teacher.

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Hi Mr.Polenski!! This is Grace, Tracy, and Giselle!!!! You;re amazing!!! Okay bye!!!!

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Mr. Polenski's like the best teacher in Mark Twain that I can think of. Although, he has a large sense of humor, he still has a true potential to be a teacher. I couldn't wait for Mark Twain. I wish I had Mr. Polenski as my Creative Writing teacher in 8th Grade... HE'S AWESOME! XD

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He is an awesome teacher and friend to me. He made class fun yet at the same time he taught us a lot. He made me a better person and showed my writing is not something I should be embarrassed of. Overall, he is my favorite teacher and I will continue to miss his "humor." :D

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he's really easygoing, lets us sit wherever we want in class right now! doesn't give much work except for the occasional project

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Great teacher, I learned so much from his class and I didn't realize it. A lot of people take advantage of him because he is easy-going and decide not to do their work. He acknowledges true potential.

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Creative writing's one of my favorite classes :) SOOOO MUCH FUN whenever i leave his class my rib cage hurts so much from laughing xD plus he does this thing where it looks like he bangs into th

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I liked him from the first day of school. He is such a fun teacher, its great! I feel casual and happier in his class, woo-hoo!

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Hmmm, where should I start. He's a fun teacher that gave us little work, but we still managed to learn a lot. He made the school day enjoyable and fun. If your reading this, HI!!! GUESS WHO!!! =P

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One of the best teachers I have ever had in my life. Though he didn't give much HW, he made you learn from his constant speeches. He would always also blurt out hilarious things; you would never know

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I think Mr. Polenski is okay, personally he hated me. He said that I never did my work. I hated Mrs. Wallach so much, and I hate Mr. Polenski. But I like Mr. Polenski a little more

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Best teacher ever!

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ohmanohmanohman, is there alot to say about this teacher, overall he is absolutely wonderful

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A great talent teacher although i think he sometimes favors some people. So with the newspaper if your not one of his favorites you'll usually not get your first pick.

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easy teacher if u hand everything in. cool guy. i'll miss him.

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He's okay. He's sometimes funny.

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I love Mr. Polenski! he is the best teacher i've had in my 7th grade year. hes a lot of fun and i enjoy his class a lot.

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He is okay. In the begining of the year i liked him, but now i dont really. He is always being sarcastic and mimics the kids. Sometimes his jokes are completly pointless, and he doesnt help AT All. OK

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OMG! I loove Mr. Polenski! He is so awesome! He's really a lot of fun and he's funny!

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best cw teacher everrr so funnyyy

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He's really funny, but sometimes he's vague with due dates and stuff. He's pretty sarcastic about what you write sometimes, but once you've been reading journals for years, I guess it happens.

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One of the best teachers in the entire school. Gives you a high grade if you deserve it and he's hilarious.

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He is awsome!! Best teacher!!

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He is cool! Except the journal, i don't like the pressure but w/e. He didn't give any hw for break

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He a really goood teacher

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he's cool

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He's cool...

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Yea he is a good teacher... he let us play on the computers all period today!!

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Good teacher

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well.... i have him for enrih.... and we do havehomework.... but still good teacher

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he rules we never have homework and a test once a YEAR!

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He is really easy going and doesnt give much homwork :D!

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THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!! He is one of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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good guy. makes a joke out of stuy prep

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he's funny and cool but the classes r like soooo boring. we just write in our journals and write again. ugh, it's the same thing everyday. but u r still cool though!

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does nothing all year cause he doesnt feel like checking it but really cool teacher, kinda manic depressive

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micheal is awesome

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Became a lot better this year...still not very fond of him, though
P.S. If you're in 7A CW and u readin dis, u know who i am. If u dont, ask somebody wat free candy means

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i like him a lot. his class is fun!

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He jokes around every time he opens his mouth.He's an awsome writing talent teacher.

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He's a good teacher, yet always seems depressed,(i've rarely seen him smile) as though he doesn't wan't to be teaching this subject, or teaching at all for that matter. His exercises are interesting though.

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i have hime for cw this year and he is the coolest!!!!! he is so funny and he makes us all laugh. u hardly ever see him yell at anyone....he is the best!!!!

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I had mr. Polenski for Drama in the early 90's and he was the best teacher ever. hated him in the beginning but learned to love him and he is prob my favorite teacher ever, love u

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It seems like Mr.Polenski's taught just about every subject there is. I have him for creative writing this year, and he's awesome.

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oh how i loved polenski: you knew my name?! why? i have no idea... but apparently "my beauty will be missed", wow i'm so impressionable. twain o2

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i had a LOT of problems with him but hes cool.

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The best,What happened to miss Becker?

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Had him for Drama years ago, cool guy, laidback, entertaining, likes the quiet sweet looking people.

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Mr. Polenski was my creative writing teacher in 1983 and 1984. He was an inspirational teacher. He loved music and was a musician himself. A natural teacher.

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Very cool, very funny & sometimes he scares me but otherwise hes nice!!!

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i miss mr.p he used to teach drama he was sooo fun!!!

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he is so nice, wulll to me at least

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He looks mean, but hes nice.

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Very nice person, very cool, doesnt care wut u do lol

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He is the best! he is the one that tested me for Mark Twain! Thanks sooo much!!!! love ya!

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hez the worst teacher ever he doesnt even hav a sense of humor

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hs enr. is cool.. barly did anything

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he scares me

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