Often people who are harsh on Ted's teaching method, are the ones stuck in small confined single-minded box, and who tend to misunderstand life.
I really love Ted. He makes classes much more than irrelevant repetitions of pronoun use, verb agreement, and diction, to how a person can and should reflect in their writing. I recommend him to any and every one, whether you are a good writer or not, because I believe everyone needs a Ted Munter to ask them "why the chicken crosses the road", just to help them think beyond artificial, self-made boundaries. Thank you Ted!
Ted doesn't know how to teach. His grading is arbitrary. His classes have no structure and you learning nothing in his classes.
I graduated 2003 and I speak of Ted Munter often when describing both the most admirable qualities of a teacher and the sensitivity to the beauty of ideas. I valued writing and reading little when I began high school, and Ted presented material that showed in deep and provocative way the relevancy that literature could have to my own thinking, life, suffering, and values. I loved his genuine ability to appreciate students' ideas and the passion they often brought to class (often that he inspired
I wish people wouldn't mistake Ted's harsh paper-editing style with apathy. He's really nice and a really good teacher. I learned a ton from him.
Ted is awesome. I feel like I have learned on a more intellectual level in his classes than in any others.
ted is a really cool guy, but a totally ridiculous teacher. he crosses out half your paper and won't explain what's wrong with it. i can't stand his teaching, but he's so cool.
ted fascinates me. philip roth was the best class i took at csw. he is endearingly cynical, and i wish i had solved the munter mystery. i want to be his friend.
ted and i have a mutual hatred for each other, and we've come to accept that.