He is the best history teacher I have had. The first days are hard because he actually teaches, not like other history teachers that just say "read the book and answer the question". If you consider yourself as a student who doesn't care about anything don't go to his class, but if you want to learn, 100% best teacher in BHS. If you do a good job you get Swedish fish!!
Both Mr. Baker and his class are INTENSE, but wow was it worth it. He works you pretty hard, but the AP exam wound up being a breeze, and I can't say that I was ever bored. Honestly, he's probably one of the highest-caliber teachers at Blacksburg High School. Do yourself a favor and take this class. It'll be super stressful, but you'll be glad that you did.
This was the best class I ever took. Not only did Mr. Baker really prepare all of his students for the final exam but his emphasis on geography and timed writing has really helped me in other history and English courses. Baker seemed really intimidating at the beginning of the year, but as you go he gets nicer
Didn't have him as a teacher, but tons of my friends did and they all seemed to like him. Seems like a great teacher, and honestly the history department at this school NEEDS more good teachers.
Mr. Baker.. at the beginning of the year I literally had a lot of break downs because of that class, but worthwhile taking. Very funny guy, and he knows his information and doesn't let anyone take advantage of him. Loves it when he says , " very good" in his scottish accent
A very good teacher. He knows a lot. i wish he could teach the WWII class that he wants to. His militaristic views are insightful.
Mr. Baker wants his students to succeed. He is an AP examiner so he knows the ins and outs to the exam which is very helpful when you are the most stressed in the days before the exam. difficult class
Fantastic AP Euro teacher!!! Mr. Baker makes this class extremely enjoyable! Hope BHS holds on to him, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets hired by Cambridge or Oxford soon!
Great teacher! Maps were a little confusing and he did them fast. But it wasn't a major part of the class. - regular level WH2...super easy with him.
Hands down the best teacher I have ever had. Clear, concise, witty, and keeps the subject interesting. I'm baffled though as to how BHS landed a guy like this. He could be teaching at a University.
well well well, hes a good teacher. but dont take his class if you have or care about your social life. say buhbye. also he gets cranky before the ap exam and gives out extremely hard work
He's definitely a very, very good teacher. I learned more in his class than any other. I didn't really appreciate the fact that he preached religion at the end of the year, but besides that, amazing.
He's a very good history teacher, helped me get a 5 on the AP Euro Exam.
wow, how did BHS land a guy like mr. baker? seriously, he could be teaching university.
Mr. Baker is freaking awesome! I was not sure whether I liked him at first, but he definitely grew on me. Favorite expression is "quite good" (insert Scottish accent here)!
Doesent seem happy with what he is doing and is one of those teachers that teaches for SOL's. Didn'y really think notebook checks should be graded so heavily, its your notes!
I dislike his attitude. He knows his stuff, but doesnt seem to enjoy teaching high school aged students. He seems to get annoyed at their immaturity so perhaps teach a different grade level.
Hes a very good teacher, Tough , but very hard, his pop quizzes almost gave me irregular heart beat... but still really preped well for Exam, overall great teacher
He is not very nice and if you act up one time he will treat you badly the rest of the year. Be good, and you're ok. He is a good teacher though. helps for exams and SOL's.
best teacher actor in the school a delight to work with
This teacher treats students like criminals... Twice in my career as a high school student have I been treated like something far beneath this teacher... It is beyond teacher-student respect.
best history teacher i've ever had... the one subject that i disliked the most is now my favorite because of him... LOVE the accent! it's so cool!
One of the best history teachers I have ever had in my life, his funny sarcasm makes the class so much more fun.
Greta teacher and great guy!!! Really good history teacher makes class fun and enjoyable!
He is one of the best history teachers I've had so far. I've learned so much from that class, do your work and get swedish fish and gum! =D
comrade colin...cool when he wants to be, i guess that's just the scottish in all of us...