I had Nelson for both Lang and Newspaper and I LOVE her!! She treats her students like the young adults we are, gives us assignments that actually make us think, and is just a fantastic teacher. Don't get me wrong, the lang class can be challenging. She generally assigns us the most books to read out of the other lang teachers, but the test are fairly simple. Just do the homework and you'll be good. In Newspaper she lets us work on our own and only intervenes when needed. I HIGHLY recommend her.
From the AP Lang Perspective: This is the easiest Lang teacher you will get. Hands down. She's not very clear most of the time, but heck, I got a 5 on the exam, so you can. Just put in the work and read the books even though you don't have to to pass the class, if you want to pass the exam.
Nelson's a great teacher. I don't know how she handles the idiots in 3rd period this year, but her classes are the best! Just make sure you're honest and do your work.
she is wonderful! she treats you like an adult but expects you to do your work. be prepared for lots of joking
She is an amazing teacher! Her experience with the Washington Post shows that she is more than qualified to teach. I loved her and you are extremely lucky if get her as a teacher.
The woman is wonderful. She adores her "cherubs" and would do anything for them. One of the best teachers I've ever had...wish she would go back to teaching AP Lang!
love her. as long as you arent a moron she really cares about her students. she wants us to do well but she wants to know we put some effort in as well.
She so immature for someone her age and she didn't even learn to control herself. If she gets even a little bit stressed or angry she'll flip out. She's very condescending and pretentious. Sucks.
i freaking love mrs. nelson, i have always thought i was a good writer but i just didnt know how to express myself in my writing UNTIL mrs nelson showed me :)
i love nelson. i had her for AP lang and J1. i learned soo much from her unlike my other english teachers. amazing cook too. long as your not pompous, rude, or act like an idiot, then you're fine.
Great great teacher!!! she really cares about her students, just dont be a moron and she'll love you!
I love Mrs. Nelson! i have her for journalism 1 and shes definitely my favorite teacher at WS!
haha i love nelson! shes so funny . J1 class is fun even though she does pick on the freshman its because they deserve it. just make sure to do your work or she'll pick on you.
Best and most useful class I have ever taken (including 4 years of college and 1 year of grad school) was APJ. Whether you like her or not, appreciate the educational experience.
i loveeeeeeee NELSON!!!! she made me love english! she helped my writing sooo much!! if u guys get her THANK THE GOOD LORD!!!!
I love BRN! Take her AP English class and learn something!
NELSON ROCKS! She makes class so fun! Her journalism classes are the BEST!
Extremely linient, which of course is very cool. But she treats freshmen like we were 5, calling us her "little cherubs"
The metaphor analyses etc are boring but, even though she is v loud, she is also very helpful and makes even the metaphors fun.
Well, she was nice and all, but she is too easy when it comes to grading. I got 9s on all the essays in her class, but a 3 on the exam.
Nelson is a cool teacher but she has mood swings like its her job. If you make a bad impression, you will never make it up.
Mrs. Nelson is a pretty cool weacher with interesting conversations, and prepares her students well. Last year I got a 4 on the exam.
BRN is awesome! Some who don't like her don't like to work. A fair teacher--I've learned so much about writing, and life!
I really like her but it'd help if i really read the books, I enjoy writing for her though. Be greatful if you get her!
she's a really really cool lady, but i don't think i learned anything worthwhile in that class
She doesn't grade as hard as the other AP Lang teachers so I'm grateful to have her. But she kind of made me hate the English language.
Great for AP lang, heard she was different in oracle
BRN rocks!! She made writing so much more fun and challenged me to think.
She's funny, but she plays favorites, and that's not cool, man
MY second favorite teacher in HS - the 2nd reason I am majoring in English
She's super hard but her class is so funny. She lets us talk about anything.
A wonderful person; wonderful teacher. Always there for her students.
I had Nelson her first year here but she kept it real. Great memories...