Though it is an extremely challenging course, Mr. Burns pushes you in a way that allows you to reach your full capacity,learn tons of actually useful things about politics and history, and allows you to formulate your own opinions on current events without pushing his own political opinion on you. He is arn amazing teacher, though the class is challenging, it is well worth the work!
Possibly one of the smartest teachers and people I've ever met. Very patriotic and knowledgeable, and knows what he's doing. Strict, and hard on students, but an amazing educator.
Mr. Burns' class was arguably the hardest class that i've ever taken. Very patriotic and proud of what he does, make sure never to disrespect him or he will let you know that no funny business is tolerated in his class. I was a wrestler, and he was a coach so maybe I got some props for that from him, he's a good coach. Get on his good side and shut up when he says for an easier year, and study hard. Make sure to add patriotic stuff for a good grade on MockCongressional Hearing.
Super demanding and is pretty strict but you will take away a lot from his class and will be very grateful in the future! Get on his good side for a easier year :)
He is an all around amazing teacher. Some people think that he is super boring or strict or whatever, but he is only those things if you aren't paying attention in class. So hahaha, just pay attention and you'll realize how great of a teacher he is.
Mr. Burns really tries to help as much as possible, if you are confused and need some clarifications, don't be afraid to ask him for it. He is very strict, but I would much rather have a strict teacher who taught then a nice teacher who didn't.
Whatever your political opinions you can't deny what an amazing teacher Mr.Burns. At the end of the year I realized he was, and remains to this day, the most knowledgeable and committed teacher I have ever had in my life. Extremely committed to his profession, and tries to turn his students towards being politically aware and active about contemporary issues. Sure he's strict, but if you work hard, you'll appreciate all he puts in, just to make sure his students are successful individuals.
He is an excellent teacher and you do learn a lot, but his very conservative views on politics is clearly shown in his teaching and can be biased if you don't agree with him. Picks favorites but is still a very good person. He is incredibly strict and harsh but keeps control. Not exactly fun and entertaining, but gets you ready for the pressures of high school. I will never forget my year with him.
I had burns in 2008-2009. yes he is very demanding but he is a super great guy and you will really take a lot away from his class
I liked Mr. burns. He is a great man on the inside, but he should have been a highschool teacher or president. He is the most moral man you will ever find. Truly cares about our country.
I had Mr. Burns last year. He taught me a lot and liked me :) Great teacher! just do your work and pay attention and participate in class.
Oh poor Mr. Burns, he was not meant to teach Middle School,he should be a college teach, he is a good guy and is smart, but too hard!
He is very boring and has favorites and people who he dislikes. Its really easy to fall asleep in his class. My advise is to get on his good side because people that do always get A's.
verrrrry boring. dont know why he cant make class a bit more fun. chuck norris?
i loved mr. burns. he was so nice to me and i learned alot. to those of you who aren't sure about him, my advice is to put effort into his class and work hard. it will be difficult but its worth it.
he is absolutely the worst social studies teacher ever!! he is the most boring teacher!!! u should not be a teacher
this guy has to be the worst social studies teacher you can get. he is so boring and we do current events on the executive branch EVERY week. every day u hav to tell him good morning too...
he is very strict, and he needs to give us less current events. and he needs to stop picking on people for no reason
You learn a lot in his class, and he likes it when you respond to him, which becomes habit after a while. He's good for preparing for US History in 9th grade, which can really help.
He can be very mean and unforgiving. Never let your parents talk to him cause then he'll always be really harsh to you.
Not a very good teacher. Really boring. Doesn't take a hint.
He's OK, but he is very cold and he doesn't make class fun and he can be VERY mean if he wants to be.
Mr. Burns is an okay teacher but he is more of a writing teacher than a social studies teacher.