This guy will push you, but if you put in the effort, you will get A LOT out of his class. He is a great teacher if you need someone to help make sure you don't slack off. For those who put in effort, he will greatly help you learn and advance, both in knowledge and life.
As Holden Caulfied said, "Phony." Don't buy into it.
Botton is one of few teachers who stands behind his podium and teaches with dignity. He upholds the values of education with devotion and pride.
He gives a large amount of homework, but I have learned so much in his class already, and first semester isn't even over! He's a wonderful guy and loves to have fun in the class!
The most meaningful teacher i have ever had, or will ever have. I will remember him for the rest of my life.
Botton is an interesting and helpful teacher. He is one of four teachers on campus I respect as a teacher. He sincerely cares about his students and his goal is that you actually learn something and to simply have his students reguritate pointless facts.
Um. I don't know. Seems cool, but if you really look at it, all his "teaching" (or preaching) about life is just a bunch of sound bites. Like a politician. He just uses a bunch of cliches and people eat it up. I think it's all an act. Methinks he likes the attention and praise more than he cares about success for his students. He'll be nice to you so you can come back after you graduate to visit and buy him lunch.
Mr. Botton is by far the most helpful and inspirational teacher at Saugus. He does lecture a lot, but those lectures are to help the students not only learn about english, but also life. Mr. Botton will help any student who comes to him and asks for help, he will take time out of his own schedule to help students. He was by far the best teacher I had in high school. He not only prepared me for college, but also for the life that I have ahead of me. It isn't the easiest class, but it is definitely worth it.
Brant Botton, or "Puck," was first introduced as my independent study teacher in an inpatient rehab facility. He takes time out of his busy schedule to help not only his students at Saugus High, but kids in need as well. He's very attentive, and VERY patient with some of the kids in the rehab. Amazing.
Mr. Brant Botton is one of the most inspirational figures in my life and he will never leave my memory. He has influenced my creativity and intelligence as well as my opinion of school with great effect with simply an awesome attitude and dear love for his students. Look past the tough-love style of his class and truly take the opportunity to learn everything you can and enjoy every short minute of it. He is the only thing I liked about highschool and that is a huge statement. PRAISE BOTTON. -Nick Warner 06
Mr. Botton is a father figure to me. I admire his passion for each and every one of his students. If you take the time to care about the class, then he knows he's not wasting his time in caring for you. I already graduated, but Mr. Botton and I still keep in touch; he is even coming to my wedding. PLEASE don't miss out on having a wonderful experience in this class. Realize that he doesn't just give you "busy work," he makes you really think and analyze many sad truths about this world. We need more of him.
i graduated a few years ago. basically, going into college i knew that i wanted my major to be lit and writing because of this teacher. so if that doesn't say it, then i don't know what does. the most genuine and (here it is again) inspirational teacher i have ever had. if you put in as much as he does, this class can change your life... and your writing :)
Botton is a great teacher. He has really opened my eyes and thinking about materialistic things in this world, even though he doesn't exactly teach on religion, a lot of things have applied to my struggles and have been clearer with his lectures. He is a really down to earth guy who loves to help and is very excited about life and watching his students grow.! Hes really funny too
I don't think he's as great as he and others think he is. My friend and I both asked him for a letter of recommendation and found that it was the same letter, just the names were changed. Not only that, the letter didn't tell anything about what kind of person or student I am. I was so generic. It was mostly about himself. I was at first inspired by him, but not anymore. How can you be inspired by someone who doesn't care enough to write a personalized letter for one of his students. It's all a facade.
botton is an amazing an increadibly inspirational teacher. His views and takes on life have opened my eyes upto see everything as it really is. i have learned more in this semester than i have ever. His lectures are long, but they caused me to think and ponder over some of the subjects we spoke of. thanks for everything man!
DUDE MAN!!! botton rocks my world!!! hes an awsome teacher, a great listener, and just an all around great guy!!! Botton not only has helped me through alot, but also taught me more in one year then ive learned in my whole life!!I love you man!!
He may be the most inspirational teacher I've ever had the priviledge to meet. His ideas and beliefs are amazing and he brings a new level to the material. He has opened my eyes and given me a new outlook on life.
By far the most inspirational teacher I have ever had. Yes he lectures a lot, but without those lectures and opportunities for discussion, the literature you read will have no meaningful impact on you. He also likes to see a "plethora" of vocabulary, but so do college professors so people just need to adapt to his tough grading style. If you stop complaining and put the effort in, you will not only learn about writing and literature, but you will learn life lessons as well.
Mr. Botton is sooo awesome. He is like the coolest teacher on this campus. He is sooo smart, i feel like i can relate to a lot of the stuff he is saying.
O man Mr. Botton I must say is an inspiring teacher. I love how he can analyze stories, make it easy to understand, and realate it to our everyday lives! His class has honestly changed the way i think about myself and life, which i believe is his goal. Thanks Mr. Botton for an intresting class, because of you i look forward to coming to class, ive surprisingly never fallen asleep...which is surprising. haha, thanks!
I learned so much in this class not just about English but life
awesome teacher...helped me to become a great writer! thanx bot! =)
Mr. Botton is the coolest teacher ever. He gets along with all his students and demands a lot, but you know his expectations, so you can meet his demands
Mr. Botton's class is hard but he's an awesome teacher.
Botton you rock! You demand a lot and we learned a lot! Thanks!
Mr.Botton is such an awesome teacher!!!!I learned sooooo much from him!!
One of the best teachers I've had. Mr. Botton is really cool and open minded. He really makes you see the world differently after having his class.
Mr. Botton is the best teacher ever I don't think I could live w/o him teaching