I can only speak from the POV of a TA (which is really great btw totally recommend) so I can't really offer any input for what his class is like as one of his students. BUT if you go in fearing him or not taking him seriously, you probably won't have a good experience. He's a pretty straightforward teacher, which can be intimidating, but he's a great guy. If you get past all that his classes can be REALLY fun :) Make sure you LISTEN to his instructions.
Zylstra is one of those laid back teachers. He's an old funny, intimidating man, and loves playing golf. He'll talk about the world realistically and not from the book. He's really no ordinary teacher. He uses index cards with your names to call on people, hire for class jobs (which give extra credit!), and make nicknames. Unless he knows you from previous class, you'll most likely have a nickname. The tests are curved to the 4th highest grade. I don't even know why haha, it's Zylstra! Have fun!
carries around a golf
club.. he's an amazing teacher.
He's the most interesting teacher you'll ever have. Doesn't teach much in the book, he really just wants to help you in the future by teaching how to save money, investing it,etc. really funny and has good jokes. If your quiet and sensitively he may not be for you. Tests are difficult but they are curved to help you out.
i love him so much! honestly not a hard class as long as you self study. he curves test scores too. you don't learn book material but a lot of about life. he may seem scary and mean but he's actually a softy in the inside. :) don't take him seriously & just have fun with his class. you're going to laugh every time you walk into his class because he's hilarious.
um yeah hes one of the best teachers ive had in high school but yeah
i had more things to say but i forgot im sorry dude my bad
My favorite teacher on campus! He is seriously the most knowledgeable person you'd ever meet. He may seem grumpy at first, but he's a total softy on the inside (: and don't make bets with him. You'll lose.
He's the best teacher I have ever had. He tells us during the first day of school that it is our duty to study the materials in the book and learn from it. And he said his duty is to teach you guys about life, about the government, about what is going around the world, etc. Honestly, he is the only teacher who knows what our government is doing to us. He's really smart. He really is.
Zylstra's hilarious :) You won't learn much during class, so do the reading, but he's definitely the most fun teacher on campus. I now keep my UM's at a minimal :P
mr zylstra is a great teacher! He will be very nice to you if you are participating and always trying to learn :)D
If you have had him before then you will know how his class works, if you're new have fun because he doesn't teach anything in the book. He has his own way of teaching even though it sucks.
this is the only teacher that has a brain in db. omg what a great teacher even though im failing ive learned more in his class and hes so funny:)
He's ....diffrent. Stepping into his class first seems intimidating but you just need to hold your ground and he'll respect you for that and simply just learn to laugh. If you don't know yet you will.
Hilarious teacher even though he's kinda scary at first. As a teacher, he doesn't teach from the book and he gives random projects. Still its an enjoyable class.
makes you laugh everyday. he does expect you to learn by yourself though.
MY FAVORITE TEACHER OF ALLL TIME! best guy. keeps students paying attention all throughout class. great guy and fantastic teacher
Funny guy but not much teaching going on in the class, more play time then actual teaching. He's a harsh grader, usually unfair, he doesnt let you see your grade he doesnt help if you have a problem.
Ha ha Zylstra hes freakin cool yea but no i had him in pe, favorite teacher
great guy...doesnt teach though...uses a lot of profanity...has a great sense of humor
Didn't teach anything in the whole year. He just stood up there and talked about his life...nobody cares, teach us some history or quit. the only fun thing was the extra credit.
Yea yea he might be funny but he doesnt teach at all...he makes history 'unfun' and because of it ppl get lazy
Zylstra is the funniest teacher at DBHS!!!! his civics class was the best class ive had so far and i think it will be the best class i have ever taken!! hahaha "mens fastpitch"
He is really nice and easy if he likes you. Be his best student and favorite, then you will get an A definitely. In the class you don't need to do anything
he doesn't really 'teach' Mostly just talk bout voetball, or tell jokes, and u learn nothing. Learn to selfteach yourself.
grrrrr i hate zylstra... well not really but he doesnt really help you to learn. his class was fun but that was only cuz he let us do practically anything...
too many Rules!! makes his way of teaching always changing