If you wanna talk to a real historian, you talk to Mr. Benner. He will have the most AMAZING stories to tell you. Funny personality, great charisma, passionate about teaching, Jerry Benner is by far one of the best teachers here at Troy! I wish he doesn't retire...
He was the best history teacher I ever had in high school. Mr. Benner offers extra credit almost every week and makes learning fun.
He's a good teacher but his tests are kind of unnecessarily hard for a regular class. If you do the worksheets right and the extra credit you can get an A in the class easily. His lectures are pretty interesting too.
Mr.Benner is the best historian ever. He is very clear on his lessons. When he tells a story, he is very passionate so its easy to listen to and very intersting. I love benner. IM GLAD I HAVE BENNER AND NOT MILHIZER. - C/O 2017 -
He is one of the best history teachers ive ever had but his exams are extremely difficult I averaged a C on tests but if you do all the homework you can easily get a B/B+
Really a great teacher. Always has a smile on his face and is genuinely happy to be teaching. He really cares about his students. The only thing is that his tests are a little hard but Mr. Benner is an overall great teacher.
I love Mr. Benner, he is so adorable and interesting to listen to. He teaches history like a story, not a lesson. I don't understand how anyone could not like him. He does pick on certain people and I can see why they wouldn't like that but I feel like if you're actually offended by what he says you're just sensitive. He's absolutely hilarious and the most knowledgeable teacher I've ever had. His tests aren't hard if you study terms and names
One of the best History teachers I've had. He teaches you lessons like a story, so it's engaging and interesting, and very easy to remember. You just have to remember a lot of details, dates, and significant people. But just work hard and this class is a breeze.
Benner plays the favorites game, which i cannot stand. He expects everyone to read a section before he teaches it so he can randomly ask you a question. His makeup test policy is the WORST! You have to makeup only on the day he assigns
Very glad I had him as my teacher. Easy if you keep your head up during the lessons, but how could you not?
He's a really cool guy! He has many great stories, and the man knows his stuff! However, I have a hard time with his tests, like he sometimes makes the tests a little more difficult and very descriptive. You would have to pay attention very intently to every single lesson, and make sure you understand, he is strict on tardiness, and he is pretty easy to understand. If you try hard in his class you will do well. He is a great man, very happy, great taste in music, very funny! Love him.
Good teacher overall...I disagreed with his political views
coolest teacher at troy since Sperry left. He knows everything basically. Great taste in music, tests are fair, and lots of extra credit for you if you need help.
he's hard but very interesting teacher to learn from especially about mccarthyism, scared us straight
great teacher! knows everything about history and always makes us laugh. Best teacher I've had yet
aww so adorable when he smiles. He's hilarious!! :) Love his sense of activism.
by far the most coolest teacher I had ever had. he's really tough but you get a kick out of the class. his tests are really, really, hard but it helps if you listen and study and do everything he gives you (:
aawww I miss mr.benner his class was so cool!It was usually the most interesting part of my school day! Go movie reviews!yeah!
Mr. Benner is HILARIOUS. I can understand that his teaching style might not be right for some people, but it's PERFECT for me. :D
hard class, but a really fun guy and knows his stuff!
mr. benner is a good teacher..not my type of teacher but he is a good teacher. he really knows his material well and always comes to class prepared. and i really like that he gives out extra credit cause that's always nice
a great us history teacher. tells his students the facts that they want people to forget. he also gives out notes so that its hard to not go along with his lectures. he also has tons of extra credit!!!!!
okay he is a cool teacher but his test are nothing that he goes over or maybe he does really fast but you cannot study the book and get a good grade, cuz its not in the book.. other than that hes cool
hes ok i have trouble understanding him but he is so funny!~
rye bread gave the Hidalgo poster in the room. Benner is great.
Very intelligent/persuasive, genuinely cares about students. Too bad he's such a rabid liberal. He should stick to teaching, not indoctrinating.
The most politically biased teacher. Irresponsibly tries to indoctrinate students with left-wing views. Demonstrates intolerance of liberals of conservatives.
Mr.Benner is the coolest teacher. Watch that Lord of the Rings poster up there
He may best out of you, but he does not try to make it fun. The only fun art for him is to see you fail!
Why should we respect your views when you dont respect ours? Grow up and teach objectively.
Mr. Benner is one of the BEST teachers here. He may be hard but he challanges his students. He know's that they can achieve anything they put their minds too!!!
wats up, had benner in 7th grade at el rancho before he switched schools..tite teacher
He needs to present both sides of the political spectrum.
i learned a lot more than just history in this class, and i still enjoy stopping to talk to him
Awesome teacher...one of the best I've had...so much laff and stuff
long packets, 2 much projects, hard tests, but personality out weighs all of it
GOOD teacher, but too much homework and tests are too hard also
Benner treats me with respect and i hope to have him next year
awesome, very good teacher! love the movie project, hate group work!
Way to go Benner! Your class was FUN...except the Debate! ...grrrr
Great teacher, hate the HW , the packets will kill you...
I am actually learning at Troy, being a CBLA(formly known as A Regular student)
Best teacher ever to exist. Makes history Fun for everyone.