I often think about Mr. Semple and the influence that he had on my life. Hands down, throughout all of my adolescent and adult education, he far surpassed the other educators that I have had. Absolutely created a classroom that was interesting, odd, and educational enough to hold your attention and fool you into retaining and learning material that you otherwise would have not had the attention span for as a teenager. Grateful to have had him for two years before graduating in '98.
Harton Semple was my high school experience! I learned everthing I ever need to know in life in his one class alone. This man has all the answers... listen and learn from him wisdom!
By the time i had semple in 2002-2003, i think he stopped caring about teaching and was really nothing more than an audible book. I could have read everything he taught me easily in half the time. Waste of a class
Had this teacher 89 - 90 school year. Great teacher is the reason why I teach today. My hat is off to you sir.
Semple is the man... he's pure genius I swear. I'm sad he's retiring! Loved having him in class :)
His class isn't too hard, but he's not gonna repeat himself anymore than he does to begin with. Listen, take notes. The man has ALL the answers. Sempleisms rock!
Really cool guy, you won't appreciate him until years later.
Shakespeare is cake when you get to college if you have Semple in HS. I thought he was insane in school, but a actually a really good teacher!!