I graduated 6 years ago and had Mr. Appel my junior year. Best science teacher I've ever had and one of the very best teachers I've ever had. I still remember the activities, jokes, and stories that he told, and I remember loving his tests because of the funny story problems. He not only made physics enjoyable, but he also is an incredible human being. Any student at Newport who has Mr. Appel as a teacher is lucky!
I graduated in 2015 and had Mr. Appel as my physics teacher for my junior year. He is my all-time favorite teacher ever. Not only he's awesome at teaching, but also super personable and caring. Anyone's lucky to have him!! Go Appel and go dawgs!
This guy is a god. he is funny, caring, and very knowledgeable on his stuff. Some notable quotes of his :
"one time I made every answer on the multiple choice part of the test "A" and nobody noticed... because tests are hard"
"in second semester we learn rotation where things go spinning and spinning and so will your brains"
"skydiving in the name of physics"
"what does a husky and a cougar have in common? they both apply to UW"
"I will teach you calculus in a day"
An awesome, charismatic teacher who cares about his students and their success. Also a fair grader.
Great teacher who made physics fun and was willing to work on teaching topics I didn't understand.
I feel sorry for him because it seemed like no matter how funny he tried to be, no one would laugh at his jokes.
Great teacher who describes difficult physics concdots with unmatched clarity
The best teacher at Newport. He teaches things to you really well and makes amazing jokes.
He is a super nice teacher and is very funny which makes an enjoyable learning environment
The blue cactus has it right: "Appel is my favorite!" He's a really engaging teacher that has a great way of explaining ideas.
Mr. Appel made me love physics. I gotta admit, at the beginning of the year I was completely lost. He spent HOURS with me in tutorial going over problems, and let me borrow practice exams and textbook
Great guy! Absolutely hilarious, and so chill. One of my favorites at Newport
Mr. Appel is the coolest teacher ever. Physics was an easy class with his help.
When Appel puts his mind to it, he teaches you everything! In one day he can cover a whole bunch of subjects and you will still understand.
love him! he's funny and helpfull and nice. also, his wife just died so i feel terible for him and his family. thank you mr. appel for everything you've done to help our community!
Appel was one of my favorite teachers in high school. He really understands the subject, and explains it well.
Good teacher, but since the class im in is so easy, i rarely try, so iuno if its him or the class, it should be more challenging hes more of a firend than teacher
He came in after a teacher "took leave" and managed to keep class together for the AP test 2 weeks later. Great Teacher!
Physics C rocks. fun class, relaxed, and you actually learn. but i hear appel's class is in the woodshack now. haha.
He is the best teacher- good at explaining and always starts class with the funniest stories!
I love his college-days anecdotes! the best~ hahahahaha..