I learned more about how much Mr. Wise loves to bike than I did about physics. Although this class is 'easy' because the material isnt very hard, you literally do not learn. You are handed worksheets without any knowledge on how to do them and then are expected to complete them and learn how to do it from there. He gets frustrated if you question him. You literally do nothing all class, you just get a worksheet or do a gizmo and then sit there. Have fun.
Patty is great at wasting your time and giving you a free A. By the end of the year you will have learned nothing.
James Patton Wise is quite the character. If you take AP Physics C with him, treat the class like a college course with labs. Study yourself, read the textbook, and don't be a wet blanket. He uses questions straight from the textbook for quizzes.
For some odd reason, every SOCO physics teacher loves to give abstract answers to questions. Mr. Wise is no exception.
He has an interesting way of being strict but not seeming like it. There are far worse ways to start your day.
James "Pat" Wise uses a very unique approach to teaching. His Physics course is somewhat like a college recitation rather than an actual course. Wise does not focus on lecturing however nor does he explain the material. Often times James Wise will deffer inquisitive students to the course's textbook (Knight Physics for Scientists and Engineers). He is a very nice person however not a very great teacher.
He's a great and helpful teacher.
no more ponytail. this class... unless you try.... you will never get an A -_- ,... and his name is James Wise. Pat is his middle name. but overall, Mr.Wise is an awesome person. always helpful!!!
Great person, okay teacher. He's pretty cool. His quote: "I'm here to eradicate confusion". It might not be 100% true, but he's a fun teacher.
He's an amazing teacher! He can be fustrating at times but he's a good person and a great teacher if you listen. He also taught me that ponytails were still in style... Peace with Prosperity