I'm 34 years old and I took his AP English class many, many years ago.
Tonight I found myself watching a video on the em-dash and en-dash and then I thought of the teacher who made me care about those funny things and about funny writing.
He'd probably tsk-tsk that run-on sentence and the number of "and"s in that last sentence, but that's because he cares (and also because that last sentence sucked).
He's a beaut. Love his teaching style, love his class.
I will never look at African colonialism the same way again; Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart is where it's at!
one of the best teacher's i've ever had. take film studies. its fun and he is so passionate about it. very understanding in every aspect and is willing to work with you to solve any problems.
Absolutely one of the best teachers I had at BSM. If you're looking for an English elective, TAKE HIS CLASSES. You will be more prepared for college if you do.
he knows what he is talking about. the lessons i learned in backen's class have definitely improved my writing skills and made college much easier.
Backen ruled. He prepared me for college English. I am now an Engish teacher and credit it to him.