A kind and very intelligent teacher who often uses creative methods to generate student interest. In connections class he acted like he had a phone call, walked out of the room, and came back in as Socrates. He gave a complete monologue from memory. I also liked that he wasn't afraid to laugh at himself when he made mistakes. Definitely the most intellectually challenging teacher (in a good way) that I had at SHS.
Patterson left after my sophomore year when I had him for Connections. That was the most enjoyable class I took in all of my 4 years at SHS. Great teacher who knows how to make class interesting and challenging.
Told me he would rap for me at graduation this year, but then he retired last year...LIAR!!! He was awesome as Socrates in conn. Come back for graduation heavy P and show me ur freestyle skillz.
He should not have retired, ToK was my most interesting class last year. I miss him and how class was so totally organized. At the time, I found his "Daily Outline" somewhat irritating. Now i miss it...
Best teacher at giving life lesson and making a class fun. He's good at dealing with loud and rude people and hes only got mad once and he said "Face the WRATH of PATTerson" it was really funny and scary after that no one messed with him. THe court trials and debates are soo fun and he gives you rewards for victory. Awesome techer and person.
I can't believe he won't be back for my senior year! Tok was just plain awesome! He taught me that much of life is made of things that can't be answered with a simple yes or no. Always made us write and participate, not a good class for the person who prefers just to listen or sit back and chill... Also the only teacher I have ever had who gives you everything you need online. That really does simplify everything. Maybe I will go to Florida and do my senior year at his new school...hmmmm
I wish he did not leave this year. His class is one I alays look forward to because he knows how to make things interesting. and the court trials were so cool. When he called you know who up to the bench and threatened to hold him in contempt I thought he was super mad but then saw him smile at the prosecutor...that was hilaarious. Dont go Mr. P, stay here for tok.
One of the most caring teachers I've had throughout my school career. He lays out all of the components of a project so that it's incredibly easier. He's also a good person to ask for advice on other topics.
Mr. Patterson is the nicest teacher I have ever had. He is extremely helpful when neccessary in class but he will also try his best to help at anytime and with anything. He makes the work in class less boring by trying to involve students instead of lecturing. I think that his approach to the way he teaches is great and he should keep it up.
Mr. Patterson is a great example of a teacher who does a great job at being able to effectively teach students. He employs a variety of methods to help students grasp certain concepts and prepare efficiently for examinations. He always has a great attitude towards teaching his students. I don't think I've ever seen him lose his composure my years being in his classes.
Mr. Patterson was a great teacher, I had him for 2 years for DT. He was helpful and he was really smart!
very understandng teacher who always makes you feel like you dont want to let him down by doing bad work. knows how to teach and expects you to do work that is high in quality and detailed,
Get him to write your college recommendation. He wrote mine and I used it to win 3 scholarships. Good teacher cool guy
he is the nices man alive. and i completely agree with the foam rock. HILarious.
The best DT teacher ever. His class are both quite educative and fun at the same time.
I had an amazing time in his class. I learned a ton and I loved the projects that we did. Hes an amazing teacher.
Patterson was an awesome teacher always making his students look at things and look at things in a different manor.
Sr. Patterson is the man, the coolest teacher i've ever had He knows a good spatual design when he sees it If you are lucky enough to be a student of Mr. Patterson cherish every moment in his presence
Mr. P is a good teacher but he ain't never gonna be no rap artis like he say. He don't have no freestyle skilz. And he sayz he got his own label called imageek and he goin to make a album. id buy it!
great teacher good guy, assigns alot of project, not all of them get done. but he always is there to help
Mr. Patterson is a great teacher. He knows what he is doing and allows his classes to have fun while they are learning.
Mr Patterson was a great DT teacher... activities/assignments designed for students to LEARN. With some work, can get 7 on IB HL exam, if you study and pay attention as well.
Mr. P is a good teacher with a lot of knowledge to give out. he is a fair teacher with good values.
He says hes going to be a rap star- HAHAHA. Hes no rap star, he got no skills for it. Hes good teacher, makes u learn and laff a lot.
pattersont is an awesome teacher, he leaves the work to the individual student and that is the way they do it in college. in short great prep for the outside world.
Patterson's the man! Best teacher ever. His class is easy and fun. Tells good jokes too!
I did not care for the difficulty of his tests (he calls them quizzes) But, he wrote me a really good recommendation for my college app.
He's a nice teacher but get on his bad side, and well, get ready for a nice long test, happy hunting!
When I took his class('97), he would rap for us. That was the funniest thing I saw teacher do. I remembered the words for the finl exam and still do today.
Basically he's doing a good job teaching, and he's very fair and friendly
Great teacher, i was able to learn a lot. But I would rather watch cement dry then listen to his lectures.
very nice teacher but gets caught up in his work and doesnt help the students unless they come to him, and give too many projects at once