Average 4.42 based on 46 teacher ratings
Steve Ames is a Physical Education teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Steve Ames' 46 teacher ratings contributes to Henry M. Gunn High School's ranking of 1,089 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Henry M. Gunn High School is 4.02 stars.
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Wears a shirt that says "my head is always in the game" with a picture of his smiling face photoshopped over a bunch of board games. Kind of creepy but a good teacher and has good intentions. Assigns a lot of work for a PE teacher. Honestly though how is my PE grade lower than my math grade? He thinks PE is a legit class instead of just glorified recess.

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Mr. Ames is a laid back teacher with a good personality. He's a bit strict when it comes to participation, though, so make sure to give a good show of putting in effort whenever he's looking.

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Great teacher, make sure just to give somewhat of an effort

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He's not a bad person. I had a prep for the majority of the year, so I didn't have him for too long.
He gave me a D on my PE essay that my coach gave me an A on. I turned it in on time and did a fair job, so I don't know what that was about.
I didn't like him very much. I found his personality irritating and I don't like being pushed.

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Mr. Ames is really chill, he doesnt mind to much about what you do, and he lets you have more time to do sports than lecturing you.

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I hated his class. He took his job way to serious and made PE an actual class. We had assignments and tests! I was miserable every day. He forced us to compete and teams were completely unfair.

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he's really positive which is really great, but sometimes he marks you off because he doesnt understand the circumstances which you are in. make sure you tell him if you have any problems. be clear

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nice guy, let me bring up my grade when I forgot something.

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He goes to great lengths to make PE more important. He also hands out worksheets where you have to fill out your physical progress.

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Really nice guy. He cares about PE so you better too.

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Only teacher I liked in the PE dept.

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He's awesome and really easy to talk to!!

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So nice!

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Hes so nice!

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He's a great teacher. :) I mean he even knows about Magic: The Gathering card game. Rock on Mr. Ames

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well mr ames is my home dog and he is the coolest teacher EVER

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he's so nice and sweet!!

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don't really like the guy..he does indeed favor certain students. He can be downright cold sometimes..and yes, he does assign homework for PE...

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He is a little overboard in his P.E. enthusiasm. For example, he assigned an essay. FOR PE! And he always asks people if they had fun, and even if you didn't really it's hard to say No. Kind of scary.

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He is great

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Why does he give us homework? It's PE!

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Very nice, but tends to talk a bit too much...

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Very friendly. I'd say he's good but then again, how hard could it be to teach pe? (also you can tell hes really enthusiastic about the subject)

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he's alright besides walking is beter then running

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haha WALKING EXERCISES?

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he is a nice guy and let me walk the mile! but other than that he is annoying and has um...questionable aspects of his personality

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an ehhh pe teacher. too much focus on learning, not enough play. he doesnt make exceptions either, strictly by the book. annoying. kinda weird too

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mr ames is great. i mean, i crashed into his car and he was nothing but nice. good soul, and really loves his students.

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Whacky swords +quidditch (or however you spell that) were = AWESOME!

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mr. ames is a really friendly and understanding guy! he rocks

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haha SO EASY

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Mr. Ames is really nice.

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pretty cool...sometimes a little too nice

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hes okay, very fair, ok class

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