I had him for philosophy, and he is my honest fav. He cares about each student individually and creates an environment where people can challenge each other and him and express outlandish ideas if thats what they want. he has a unique sense of humor and sometimes is absolutely hilarious without meaning to be. His class was chill and I really enjoyed it.
Mr. James is a great guy but his class was incredibly difficult and his grading makes little to no sense. He has consistently favored girls while grading. He also provides no detail on where you lost points an assignment.
Mr. James is one of the funniest teachers I have had and he is really nice too. I had him for philosophy and we often got off track but that was okay with me. He was a harsh essay grader at times which hurt me but really was a good person and teacher
Really awkward, but it can lead to some pretty entertaining discussions/moments. Anyways, I had him for philosophy and it's clear that he really loves what he teaches. He tries to see things from a student's perspective while offering his opinion, but that doesn't mean he won't correct any misconceptions people have about certain philosophers. He assigns a lot of work, and he's a tough-ish grader, but if you use the notes and the ideas he talked about in class, you should be fine.
Definitely one of the best teachers LS has. Had him in both 20th Century and Philosophy. He's incredibly clear, you know what to expect from him, but he also always gets you thinking and is all up for intense discussions. He's not one to say "I'm always right", but encourages people to challenge him and others. I loved his personality and loved talking to him. He was always extremely intelligent and knew about an array of subjects. It was amazing that you could talk to him about practically anything!
He is one of my all time favorite teachers. A great person to talk to as well as very smart. He really does his job well.
Philosophy is such a hard class, but Mr. James makes it worthwhile. He really knows everything there is to know. Makes the class really fun and interesting.
He is a hard grader, but he teaches really well. He knows what he's talking about, and he really cares about his students.
He is a really good teacher and he keeps you interested the whole class
my favorite teacher of junior year, 20th was a tough course, and he was a tough grader, but you got what you deserved, and apparently i earned that A on the final, go me! Probably one of the most intelligent teachers in the school, and has the voice of god, great guy
Smartest teacher at LS, no joke......but also the man
15 years after I had him, I realize how much he really cared about my success in both his class and in my education. Thanks Mr. James! I haven't forgotten you
Great teacher -- makes it clear how ancient philosophy is relevant today and enthusiastic about the subject.
I still remember having Mr. James for philosophy my junior year. He grades very hard, but you always deserve what you get in that class. Discussions are great
I really liked Mr. James. I learned so much in 20th Century. He is fair, enthusiastic, and always willing to talk. He learns about you as an individual. So cool
Mr. James is the coolest, i haven't had him yet and since i'm not taking philosophy, i probably won't... but he's so nice to his students and other alike
A very good teacher. His philosophy class is a must take, and his vivacity and clarity make the class enjoyable, not to mention a challenge.
mr. james is so cool. he does a good job of bringing global issues into the classroom. he loves what he teaches and brings his excitement for it to his students. as a college student now I miss having teacher's who are so friendly with students!