Extremely helpful and intelligible. Easily distracted but it almost always leads to an interesting history lesson.
Having him as a teacher has been very beneficial for me.
Let me be clear - I only recommend Coach Adair to students that want to transcend the normal boundaries of high school academic excellence. If you just want an "easy A" . . . do NOT take this man's AP European History class!!! If you want to learn the Renaissance concept of "Virtu" - taking responsibility for your own life and actions instead of waiting for your kindergarten teacher to continually tell you what to do . . . this is the teacher and course for you!!!
Simply the most interesting history teacher in the world!!! . . . stay thirsty (for historical insight) my friends. - Coach Adair, aka the OHG . . . Original History Gansta' . . . Straight Outta Stark Patch!!!
He is an amazing teacher. My daughter earned a Presidential Scholarship at Mississippi State University largely due to the critical thinking skills that Coach Adair demands. Don't be confused however, he does not suffer fools lightly - expect to back up assertions and generalities with specific evidence or be intellectually shredded. For those unable to defend their assumptions and biases, engaging in dialogue with this man is like going through an intellectual wood chipper.
I have never worked as hard in a social studies class as he makes us work in AP Euro. Usually I can ace a typical history test just by memorizing the vocabulary terms. Not in AP Euro!!! It's not enough to know what the Corn Laws were, now we have to know how an industrialist would be impacted by them. Adair's class requires more than rote memorization - it requires thought. Get a good night's sleep before the test!!!
This guy is in a different league! Many students in class complain that he is way too hard. Many are spoiled and entitled and have always been able get A's without working. Adair is preparing us to dominate the AP Euro national exam. To all those whiners in class - you are pathetic - suck it up and start studying. Thank you Mr. Adair for finally challenging us!!!
Congratulations Mr. Adair for being selected as the Mississippi History Teacher of the Year!!! . . . and thanks for preparing me to earn a "5" on the AP Euro national exam last year!!! . . . and thanks for making history interesting and fun!
Congratulations Mr. Adair for being honored as the Mississippi History Teacher of the Year!!! You most certainly have earned it - my daughter will graduate from medical school in May - you are a BIG reason why!!!
Today he made the Crimean War understandable in terms of Putin's actions in the region - and predicted that Putin would occupy/annex the Ukraine east of the Dnieper River - and I understood EVERYTHING!!! That's why he's History Teacher of the Year!
His class is definately NOT based on trivia - Mr. Adair tries extremely hard to make the subject interesting and relevant to our daily life . . . for instance connecting Homer's Odyssey and the "Calypso Trap" to Justin Beiber and Mylie Cyrus . . . today we learned about the history of Russia from Ivan the Terrible to Catherine the Great and the acquisition of Sochi on the Black Sea . . . did you know they never even mentioned Catherine during the opening ceremonies? . . . wonder what that says?
If you like trivia and busywork, then his World History class is perfect for you.
After I took his AP Euro class, I wanted to scream very loudly from the top of the Berlin Wall, but I later found out it no longer exists (no thanks to his class).
Mr. Adair is an incredible teacher! He makes World History my favorite class, and I have NEVER liked history before. He keeps it interesting and funny. Who knew that the Phoenicians developed the alphabet in part to keep r
When he tells us a story about something historical, it's like he was there!!!
He's not easy, but he is the BEST history teacher I've ever had. He uses all sorts of resources to make history accessible and memorable. Four years later, I still remember the messy jumble of the Prussian war.
Coach Adair is the best history teacher ever!!! Today we analyzed the Industrial Revolution by mapping English Premiere Football league home cities - Way Cool!
Coach Adair makes history so REAL!!! And his stories are hilarious - ask him about his favorite medieval peasant game "Good Morning Kitty." He is amazing.
Coach Adair does not get sick, and we never get to have a substitute teacher.
Coach Adair actually makes WWI sort of easy to understand, which is really scary. . . now I can actually find Serbia on a map quiz! We love you Coach Adair!!!
Thanks for teaching me the difference between Mozart and Beethoven . . . and for opening my eyes to romantic literature!
Sometimes late at night, when I am sad and lonely, I soothe my bitterness with a five-paragraph essay . . . Coach Adair is the man!!!
We get to build guillotines for extra credit . . . how cool is that?
He's a great teacher, but don't go to In-School Suspension when he's there cause he makes you actually work!!!
My daughter is in medical school because this man taught her to write!!!
What other teacher would take his students to New Orleans just to explore the cemetaries?
A.P. Euro was the hardest history class I ever took - but I got a "5" on the test!!! Coach Adair is awesome!!! - Totally off da chain!!!
He taught me to write well enough to get into the Ivy League and stay until I graduate.
Ask him about the time our trebuchet misfired and launched an egg filled with green ketchup into Mrs. Krans' open convertible!!!
Who else teaches the Scientific Revolution by dropping a cannon ball into a toilet from the top of the football stadium? Newton's Laws can be da bomb!!!
How can he know so much about Socrates, Michelangelo, and Newton but not know how to use a cell phone? . . . He's wierd (in a good way; not your typical coach).
I hated Coach Adair's class in 10th grade because he made us write so much. Now I'm thankful; all my college buds are dying on essays while I get "A"s!!!
I'm not in HS anymore.. but Coach Adair was my favorite! VERY smart man! Don't under estimate his power. :)