Average 3.55 based on 26 teacher ratings
Rick Desjardins is a Science teacher at Brighton High School located in Brighton, Michigan and part of Brighton Area Schools. Rick Desjardins' 26 teacher ratings contributes to Brighton High School's ranking of 192 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brighton High School is 4.11 stars.
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It's been about 15 years since I had Rick, but I only have fond memories of Mr. Desjardins. He was entertaining and engaging and I never had a problem following his lessons.
One moment I remember was him noticing that I was drawing on my notes. He held it up to the class, but only to say that my drawings were cool, because he knew I was taking notes. A lot of teachers would have told me to stop drawing. I'm now a professional artist, so A+ to DJ for being cool all those years ago.

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worst teacher i've had. he provided a stunning lack of teaching and didnt help when kids asked for some.

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Could barely understand what he was trying to say.

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Well, I have not had him as a teacher for a very long time, but we thought he was great! Hey, Rick, this is Kathy (Tubbs) Mitchell from way back when. Send me an e-mail if you get this message - kat

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if you get him, switch out. immidiatly. he teaches you things you dont need to know then puts the things he never taught you on the test. he turns A kids to C kids

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Tells really awesome stories, and is fair! Rick is the man.

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Cool guy, hard teacher. Go in each day knowing what to ask him. Otherwise, you won't know anything.

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Rick Desjardins is not very good at teaching, but he is VERY knowledgeable about what he teaches. You just have figure out the right question to ask if you are confused.

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tests are way to hard and detailed but i love the guy!!!

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worst teacher ever... but best man ever gotta love Dj the man

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He is really cool, but he teaches things in a confusing manner

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He is really cool, and he explains chemistry as well as any other teacher does. if you don't understand it, it's because you just should take an easier class

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he was really funny, and cool to talk to but he didnt know how to teach what he knew.. needles to say.. i learned nothing =(

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DJ is an awesome teacher and the kids who say he's not just shouldn't be in Chemistry. The reason people think he's hard is cuz they're too dumb to take Chem.

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Cool guy, probably not the best teacher but he's not as bad as some people say he is. Also adds humor to chem... who knew it could be done.

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DesJardins understands all of the concepts of chemistry and knows how to do chem very well... his only problem is that he can't teach what he knows!

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I loved DJ. Hated AP Chem, but I shouldn't have taken it at the same time as AP Bio. I got sick & couldn't handle it. He did work with me though.

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very hard but he is the best teacher ever.... Dj is the best to learn from

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Hard class (regular and AP) but very worthwile and I learned a TON.

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DJ is an excellent teacher, just not as good as the ones in Phoenix, AZ

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Desjardins was one of the best teachers I have ever had!

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Dj gives chemistry enough humor to make it tolerable. It's just not an easy subject to teach. He does a better job at teaching it than a lot of people can.

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Too aggogant & pompous; worst teacher I ever had; really turned me off about chemistry

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