Apparently a single student suffering from the dunning-kruger effect below wrote 4 reviews skewing the rating. Obviously he or she didn't learn to be concise after taking Lustbader's class. All I have to say is that if you want to have a class where "there is no right and wrong way to write", by all means take this class. However if you want a class that offers insight into the difference of good writing and bad writing, don't take this class.
Amazing teacher. I miss Ms.Lustbader.
I loved having Ms.Lustbader as my English teacher. I read some of the most interesting books in her class most of which i still remember till this day. Also, she also gave us the chance to read some of the most intriguing, and memorable poems written. Loved her class and loved her. If I had the chance to go back to highschool and retake her class, I would. Over and over again.
As for her style of teaching,I loved it.Not only did she give you the chance to express yourself in your own unique way and gave feedback,but we also had our peers give us feedback.When it comes to creative writing,there is no wrong or right style of writing.The course is called "creative" after all.The only type of criticism you could possibly get is grammar or spelling which I must say you should've learned the basics years ago.Like i said before,any student who criticizes Lustbader is lazy
Ms.Lustbader wasn't just a teacher. She was also an adult whom you could go to for anything, unlike most Midwood teachers. Whenever I needed help with my essays, poems, or even an adult to go for help, she was always there to help me and supported me. I have to say, she is an amazing person and teacher. I am shocked by the negative comments about Ms. Lustbader. The one advice I would give is, Don't take this class if you are not willing to learn, and don't take advice from lazy students.(Part 2)
By far, one of the best English teacher I have had till this day. Not only is she very helpful, her class is one of those classes you always look forward to going. Unlike most teachers at Midwood who finished their 45 minute lesson and left, Ms.Lustbader was always there for her students whether it was school related or not. She cared deeply about her students and always made time after school for anyone who needed help. (Part 1)
Do take this class if you want to waste time. Do take this class if you want an easy A. Don't take this class if you want to improve your technical skill in writing. Don't take this class if you want constructive criticism on your work.
The class basically consists of you writing your assignment and passing it along to others for feedback. There is no instruction to improve the technical aspects of your writing. There is nothing protecting you from destructive criticism of your peers.
DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO TEACH. I DID EVERYTHING IN HER CLASS AND GOT VERY HIGH GRADES. ENDED UP WITH A 80. MY FRIEND DID THE SAME WORK AND HE GOT A 90! WTF
She was the reason I became a teacher. I learned to reflect on my writing and to think about the words I put on paper. She is a phenomenal teacher and a wonderful person.
Very easy class to come by and ace. However, if you really engage in her work and discussions, you will learn more about philosophy, psychology and writing itself. It's Creative Writing afterall.
Fucc u ...to the person before me ... she wus the BEST hands down.
i didnt like her...i didnt learn anything to help me with my writing..instead we had class discussions about everybody's problems..uit was a waste of timethe class controlled her
the most amazing teacher i ever had in my life,i miss her sooo much shes an amazing person very sweet her class is easy as long as u rite about anythin it doesnt matter ill go visit her soon love her
a great, best a,zing creative writing teacher. i miss you miss.Lustbader.
The ultimate teacher. She not only helped me as a writer but as a person. I will forver miss her.
shows favoritism to those who do EXTRA CREDIT work. and if you dont want to learn anything, this is the teacher for you. extremely easy because she does not teach at all. you just sit there everyday
best teacher ever. does lack control at times but is a motivator and keeps things easygoing
i have her now...2006..and shes inspiring me to become an english teacher...shes the best!!!!!!! =)
bless her heart. she is one of the easiest going english teachers ever. she'll find a way to get you to pass. although she lacks control in the classroom sometimes, she's still one of my fav eng teachers of all time. she really cares!
WHAT A WONDERFUL WOMAN...talk about expanding your mind. I had her second term jr year and Ms. Lustbader is soft cradel for the mind. She is a very bright woman and you will do well if you write.
Graduated in '92, now write professionally, and still come back and visit. Sharon was the greatest - and she lets me lecture to her class when I come to visit.
she is the sweetest person in the world, im gonna miss her soo much. she remembers everything u write so beware..she'll remind u of it in 20 years
Ms. Lustbader was one of the most inspiring teachers I've ever had. Her assignments (while usually made no sense) always made you think. I love her!
no one has a bigger heart then her. Tothink college w/o her.... i luv her n so will u!!!!! shes my lifesaver in school!!!
I'll miss her SO much once I leave! She's so great, anyone who has her is incredibly lucky!
Graduated in '92...she inspired me to become an English teacher...
She Is THe Best!!!! Easy, Lets you think on your own brain waves, and is just awesome~
I miss having her! She still says hi to me and is still interested in how's it going when she sees me. She wrote such a sweet college rec for me too!
when i grow up i wana be ms. lustbader.. shes funny and smart and adorable and has excellent fashion sense.. keep rockin the scarves sharon!
THIS LADY IS AWESOME. If you have this teacher instead of Barabash, boy did you luck out. Just do the work. It doest even have to be good and you can score a 90
Shaaaaron. She is my heart and soul. No one has ever believed in me like she does. What a spectacular person and teacher. She inspires!
Mrs. Lustbader was a classic-I think i kno more about her son than I do about any of my own family members...Also i pulled off a 92 for doing nothing at all.
Greatest English teacher period. Ms. Lustbader inspires great writing and big smiles. Never a bad day in her class, she's absolutely lovely.
shes very nice i love her class, sit back and relaX!
She's so sweet! She actually tracked me down to see if I could be in her class. I wish I could, but I have too many on my schedule. Sorry!!
graduated in 94 and can still remember sharing poetry in creative writing...your class is one reason why I decided to become an English teacher
teaches you to express yourself in writing anyway you feel like it, whether its 2 sentences or 100. never knew what i was capable of til i had her.
mad cool so nice so easy and yet so HELFUL she taought me how to write a good college essay and now i am in harvard law!!!!
if there was any teacher in the world that I would recommend to someone, it would definitely be Ms. Lustbader. there aren't enough to words for her.
Graduated in 94 and am now an English teacher because of her...so inspirational, generous and caring...
shes madd sweet but i think the class is pointless and boring
Writes the nicest and funniest things on reaction papers! She's also not your typical teacher, which is great!
easiest english teacher in the world, easy 95 for sitting there!!!
She always makes me feel like she cares (especially her reaction paper replies) and she's just so different, I love that! Yeah, she is very pretty, and original too.