I loved drama and theater throughout middle school and dreamed of becoming an actress, but Ms. Bookwalter ruined acting for me. She has extreme favoritism issues and has weird picky rules like girls must tie their hair up every day and you're not allowed to talk during the dumb game exercise things. Your grade in her class is a B by default, so if you're looking to get a 4.0, don't look here. I took her class for about a semester but finally I was able to transfer out. Some call me lucky.
Mrs. B is one of the best teachers I have had at Lowell. She is so passionate about what she teaches, and really cares about her students and their success. She has a deep love for drama and is one of the sweetest when I have met. She is very funny and has great taste. I'm so glad I got to be her student, even if I only had her for one year. Love you Mrs.B!! :)
Don't take Bookwalter's video production class. For the first month, the class had to read a book about making films. Then, when we actually made films, she was very specific and allowed very little creativity. She doesn't take no for an answer and you have to do everything she tells you perfectly. She'll threaten to flunk you if you don't sit on the floor, even though the room is full of chairs. And, she never puts grades online and you have to go watch a far away indie film every 2 weeks.
Please don't take video production with her because it ruined me. We have to put our backpacks and phones in this hallway and she makes us sit on the floor even though the room is mostly chairs. Everyone in video production hates that class I can guarantee it. She yells at kids for random reasons and I'm constantly corrected on my grammar. We need to see a film at this place every grading period and the locations are so hard to get to and the films don't end till 10pm-11pm which is a hassle.
Best teacher ever!
Ms. Bookwalter is possibly the worst teacher I have ever had, she plays massive favorites and is very demanding. For group work she will let one group work while the group she likes less will be forced to do many other menial tasks such as clean the classroom despite their needing to work, then on the day the project is due she expects both to have been done despite losing much work time. Then she will blame the group she made suffer and give a worse grade to them.
Ms.Bookwalter is a really good teacher although her mythology tests may not be the easiest.She is really helpful and seems to understand students very well.She might make you do a lot of speaking, but I guess it really helped me become a better speaker too. Just try your best while writing essays and don't use words such as "like" and "is". Use action verbs as much as possible and just try your best. The essays will get easier as you practice. Her class and projects were fun. Good luck!
Ms. Bookwalter is a teacher where you need to bring your all from the start. You need to pay attention to what she says in class and ask for clarification, she usually will answer you. She's generally a pretty nice person. I was never her favorite, but I still found her approachable. Take advantage of all extra credit opportunities. Everything adds up! You will probably get a low grade on your first essay. But don't worry, your writing will improve and your grade will too :)
9th grade english Honors was a NIGHTMARE. Ms. B is suuuuper strict, really hard, ridiculously high expectations. I did get an A-, but it was the hardest class I'd ever taken. BUT looking back (i had her last year) I did learn A LOT in her english class. I'm definitely a better writer now because of her class.
Ms. Bookwalter was my english teacher and frankly made me hate english, she's an okay techer if you're looking for a HUGE work load and horrible in class essays.
really hard class, but she is pretty nice. Be prepared to stay up late.
English Honors) This is not an easy class. You have to try. Even if you slack off, you have to try. Her class changes workload practically every week. Some things are pointless, other things are hard to understand. But in the end, your essay writing improves a lot. Plus, after this class, every other English class is easy. And she plays favorites, so if you're in drama, go for her class. Guaranteed B or up.
I had Ms B. for the english 2 last year, and there was a lot of homework and writing guidelines. When I got into english honors, the honors class was a breeze after her. My advice is to go with her and not rebel, because it will
Had her for English 1H. All essays are in class. Sometimes, no homework is given. Other times, it deprives you of sleep. Pretty strict, but looking back, she really improved my essay writing.
very hard A, but you learn a lot in english honors. You have to try in her class, it is not possible to not try.
For tech, we don't really see her unless there's a play coming up. But she is really demanding, and complains a lot. She is really nice to her drama classes, but everyone else gets her bad side.
I do not think she is a very good drama teacher. Honestly, I think she hates me. Picks favorites and doesn't have a very broad vocabulary besides drama terms. Participate if you want an A. Act energetic! But don't be too much, because then you'll just come off as annoying.
hmm.. she's alright. very helpful in drama when you need something. encouraging and not too intimidating, but if you can't stand not having 4.0s, don't take drama! (unless you participate and talk too much)
She is a nice person, but don't take drama if you wont a 4.0. It's an easy B but a really, really hard A. You don't learn that much about acting but it helps you become more open.
honestly, drama class is incredibly boring unless u have friends w/ u. bookwalter is really nice to her drama classes but MEAN to theatre tech ppl, ppl in the play, and anybody who hangs out in front of the carol channing theatre XP she gives everyone B+ for first grading period & then maybe A
She learns everyone's names and is very kind to us. but as a drama 1 student, you mostly play energy games with the class and watch plays, sometimes working on monologues or scenes. unless you're a natural actor/actress, you don't pick up much about acting from her because she doesn't teach much.
She is wonderful. She has been my mentor, my friend, my teacher. I have learned so much from her - about English, Drama, dedication, discipline, everything.
Ms. B is a really good drama teacher. She gives very good advice and is encouraging to us all. Make sure you do your work, put in effort, and, when critiqueing, mention the magic words (objective, relationship, yes-no). As a warning, she gives B's to the Drama Is because she "doesn't know them yet".
LOVE. HER. for drama anyway. shes pretty cool and... you know... we play alot of games:) shes really nice.
Favoritism. Totally. But other than that, she's a good teacher -- for Drama anyway, I don't know about English.
Don't take her for English. She concentrates too much on drama stuff and favors drama students. She makes you remember prologues, poems, and acts from plays. To be honest, this DOESN'T help for english, i would take drama if i needed that stuff.
Ms. B is a great teacher who expects a lot from her students. I have improved immensely under her tutelage. She cares about every student she teaches and doesn't fall for the B.S. If you like to learn and improve take Ms. B's classes.
I love Mz. B!! She is awesome and so sweet. If she doesn't know you she's a little mean, but if she does know you she'll like you a lot. Therefore take her drama class, english class, or join the play. Also Ohlone is hella fun, if your a drama freak she'll love you. So favoritism is a little bit played by her, but heey become on of her favorites and you'll be living the sweet life. =)
i don't have as much stagefright after taking her drama class. she's a great person, but listen to ALL notes she gives you. she's easy to talk to, and i love her class. just participate & speak up.
I would say that she's a VERY nice person. Can she teach? N.O. If you like trying to not use "to be" verbs, she's great. However, if you wish to actually learn to analyze...I suggest you find another teacher. As for drama, she's all fun and games, but Mr. Drain's the one who really teaches you how to act.
Awesome teacher, really. But ONLY if you like participating. I had her BOTH for drama and AP English. Drama -- Participate, and you'll do well. Just memorize your dialog, don't complain about it. She hates whiny people. AP English -- DO NOT TAKE HER IF YOU HARD WORK. But she WILL prepare you for the AP and make the class fun, forcing people to show their views and improve their writing. MANY essay rules (Like no to-be verbs.). Lots of acting, too. She's a hard grader, but it's AP, don't whine.
i hate having to give everyone "a hand" every two seconds, but other than that, she's cool.
She is very helpful and very fun. Truly cares about every one of her students. Wants us to succeed.
my favorite drama teacher of all time. i heard she is tough for english, but for drama she is super chill. you play lots of games. but if you want an A, you have to participate!
ms. b is the best drama teacher. wayyy better than terrible criticizing doodooface drain. all you do in her class is play games, literally. it helps you develope your speaking skills and your fear of stagefright goes away so fast. you have fun and laughs everyday, guaranteed.
very helpful with your problems..gives good advice and is very encouraging
she's really nice and can help you a lot if you don't understand something because she'll "hold your hand" through it. she doesn't throw A's at you so you hafta work for it. i learned a lot.
i love ms b! she's the best english teacher i've ever had. she really makes your writing stronger. she's pretty hard and assigns a LOT of work (lots of projects), but as long as you do all of your work, you'll do pretty well. since she's the drama teacher, she also likes assigning a lot of acting scenes, so if you have stage fright, get over it! she also favors, but if you're good, she may favor you! if you're taking 3 aps or more, it may be really difficult to keep up with her class.
ms. b is one of the greatest english teachers i have ever had. She is hard and expects a lot, and she places emphasis on writing, but you learn a lot. if you're willing to work hard, an A is possible.
Bookwalter is a cool teacher and you learn a lot from her. She can be pretty hard though but its all worth it in the end.
Best teacher ever!! Learned a lot and if u try ull get a B-
Ms. Bookwalter expects a lot from her students; she's very demanding. All the hard work she put us through was worth it. Everyone who has taken her course is ahead in their classes
Although she is a good drama teacher, she has a tendency to play favorites. Try hard and learn your lines and you'll do fine.
ms bookwalter is actually a really good teacher. i had her for freshman honors and learned a lot.
ms. bookwalter iz a very kool drama teacher... she'z very clear, nice, and tells da truth... cares a lot about her students...she still expectz u to do homework
a very demanding teacher, if you want her learn to write very well...but the no "to be" verbs policy can change an A to a C.
Very very difficult, but you learn a lot! Put up with her rule of no "to be" verbs and you'll do well. Work very hard.
She's a good teacher-demanding, but good. If you are unclear about something, she'll explain it.
Very... very... hard... If you're in her English Honors class, she'll start handing out work and say you guys are behind during the first week of classes.
hard, but helps a LOT, makes u feel intelligent ; -)