Average 4.01 based on 52 teacher ratings
John Nowa is a retired Social Studies teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. John Nowa's 52 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,184 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.12 stars.
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This class is a thrill ride. Mr. Nowa tries to make history worth listening to, and, yes, he does.

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VERY FUN CLASS.

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i dont know how you could dislike this guy he is one of the coolest teachers i have had at ahs and he is so nice he is one of my favorites and his class is pretty easy just take the tests and do your work which he gives you the answers to and you will pass no problem kind of a slacker class but very fun at the same time tight guy

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His stories are very funny and he's an easy guy, but beware his assignments are worth anywhere from 10-70 pts. and if you forgot to do them or leave some incomplete yikes! Also his 5 finger dexterity aka notes are very confusing, he speaks very quickly and if there is a wierd name that might be hard to spell he'll spell it for you very quickly and move on :(. Overall his class is okay, all you need to do is the work and study his notes and getting an A will be a walk in the p

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Very easy if you just study his worksheets and notes. His verbal notes are hard to take. When there is a wierd name, he doesn't spell it out for you. Rather he says you should know because of phonics.

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Sometimes his jokes and stories are annoying or refreshing. He is way too easy, dont even try to use the textbook its ALL ABOUT THE NOTES. EVERYTHING. Easy A if you take notes, no notes YOU WILL FAIL

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He is a great teacher and he is sooo funny. I laughed at practically everything he said. His class is pretty educational, and as long as you take notes CAREFULLY and study CAREFULLY you should be fine

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i really don't think he is a good teacher because he always make the test based on what he said not on texbooks, so when i got confused, i hav no where to look for answers

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Mr.Noah is not the greatest teacher nor the worst. Pay attention to the notes and his packets and you should do well on his tests. That class is pretty easy, His ancedotes are amusing occasionaly

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Mr.Noah is teaching government to our US History class. I find him overly obssesed with America. You better answer every question he asks you or else he'll think you hate him. Overall, i really dislike this teacher

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WELL, nowa is obviously a republican who speaks his mind in class but when a person challenges him he attacks them back when he claims "u are free to challenge me" i dont know he seems nice but he can be pretty judgmental.

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gov't. class was a snore. everyone cheated. didn't learn much. watched some videos. used class to do other classes homework. teacher digresses often and reflects his own opinions on politics and religion esp regarding ACLU.

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He seems nice and funny sometimes a little lame but, he has good intentions in making class interesting! YEAH lots of little stories in his class so...overall pretty fair

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He ALWAYS talks about his vietnam war stories. You should ask him about it, it's really cool. If you ask him about it then he'll spend the whole class time talking about it.

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He's an awesome teacher! Another note: Have him tell the machete story, it'll make everyone laugh!

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Cross-age is pretty awesome.

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HAHA this teacher is the best....he is sooo funny

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He is an awesome teacher, great vietnam stories!! love it!!

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Awesome person and teacher! Great stories and morals!

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Finally, a teacher that has everlasting morals. I agree with him on the reason that tv nowadays it just too innapropriate. It's funny when he say: "mmm,mm,MMM!"

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easy class, he doesn't really teach much, but he's one of the coolest teachers around and his stories are awesome =D

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AWESOME DUDE! lol. He has the coolest stories and you HAVE to see his pictures of him when he was younger! lol

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hella funny stories

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I can't say this enough.... GREATEST GENERAL OF ALL TIME!!!

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COOLEST TEACHER!

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lots of notes. test are kinda hard, very nice and fun teacher.

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cool teacher...but mumbles at times...his notes are very helpful...funny stories too

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so nice and funny!!

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pay attention and take down very careful notes. his tests are hard and a lot of the time he asks questions on the test about something that seemed unimportant

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Nowa know's a lot about history. He's a good teacher if you pay attention. Very very funny and very nice.

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Nowa's a nice teacher and a good teacher if you pay attention.

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I can't believe how good of a teacher this guy is. He never uses the text book; however, his notes are sooo good though.

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Everyone who doenst liek mr Nowa is just hatin .Mr nowa keeps learnin funa dn very interstin.and his stories are soo funny.He is a great teacher.:-)

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he's cool but it's hard taking his notes, his stories are funny!

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Mr. Nowa is funny.

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One of my favorite teachers, really funny and makes class fun!

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Best history teacher EVER! Really funny and not too hard or strict.

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Mr. Nowa is soo cool, I wish I had him again... Abbu deeki dauuuuu

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Cool stories about war but tests are so freaken hard, also take many notes

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Kool teacher to have a laid back class with. Very funnie...

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hE'S FUNNY AND REASONABLE...ASK HIM TO PLAY HAUSIE PAUSIE

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hey captain nowa, have any flashbacks this week? hehe well great storyteller

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This guy makes u lame stories all the time. He can't teach...and he grades hard

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I can see why he survived Vietnam

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The Greatest General of ALL TIME

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Cool teacher

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Mr. Nowa is one of the funniest teachers here

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He is funny but I got a lousy B

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FunNy, koo........makez class feel more comfy..

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NIce teacher, but the test is too hard

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