Orenstein was actually my English teacher at Halsey in '82-'83, and most certainly left a lasting impression. He cared about us, and pushed us to do our best. He saw every kid as an individual. These are traits of a great teacher. I made a career change four years ago and became a teacher myself, and I wish I could share my experiences with Orenstein. I pride myself on the fact that, just as Orenstein made important connections with each of his students, so do I. That is what allows us to soar.
mr o was the model of what a true teacher should be : challenging, inspiring,motivating, thought provoking and fun!
Very simply, Mr. Orenstein was the best educator of mine. As a 24 year old I see that his classes were the most pedagogically innovative, intellectually demanding, & philosophically transformative.
this guy is literally the best s.s. teacher you could ask for. he really challenges you and makes you think abstractly. he really paves the way for future s.s. teachers. thanks! class of 2003!
that year when you were out for like half the year, and administration brought you back late, you decided to still teach us economics and not skip it. best decision ever made man.forever grateful '04
still remember good old Mr. Orenstein after 19+ years...He is the best I ever had
This guy is the best teacher, ever. He's taught us in life, in class, and everything he's taught me still sticks to this very day (3 years later). Amazing.
mr. orenstien, im writing for the 10th time, u are the best! u are my idol and i will never forget u! i appreciate your perseverance for teaching us economics.
BEST TEACHER EVER!!!! Hard but ull understand y when u get older. One of the best teachers I ever had. 8-2
Mr. Orenstein was the best! He taught me not to stay ignorant and not be a sheep. Thanks Mr. Orenstein. I wish we could know why you left without a reason.
The most devoted and brilliant teacher you will ever meet. He has taught me to really think. He is a real teacher.
I don't like social studies..but I like the fact about learning about money in his class..I liked the debates..but after that I was lost..!
I like him a lot. SS is a boring subject and he makes it interesting. He himself is really smart and knows what he is talking about. He is a really good teacher
Mr.Orenstein tried too hard to be our enemy. He would put us down constantly in class and made us unsure of ourselves.
Worst teacher I've ever had. Seems to love himself more than he loves teaching. No one liked him. He should retire