He knows his stuff but is very unclear with directions and never uses the textbook. He grades really unfairly, its almost impossible to get an A for his class. If you have him i would suggest to transfer to another teacher.
Mr. Showers should not be a teacher.In his class, we had at most three lessons and the entire year was spent on pointless labs that offered nothing to further our education.He also grades TERRIBLY, the majority of the assignment is graded on your grammar and how it is worded and nothing to do with science.He also has illegible handwriting which makes life a lot harder.I can confidently say that the only thing I have learned in this class is that some teachers just know how to do their job.
I put a 3 on the exam because I'm not at that point in the school year yet, but if you are think about taking this class you need to know 3 things. 1)Expect to use the textbook A LOT 2)He most of the time is not very clear with instructions, then gets a little agitated when you ask a question, expecting you to know what to do already 3) He knows his stuff. You can trust him in giving a crystal clear ANSWER
I've emailed him twice at a reasonable hour and he has yet to respond. He entered my grade on a test wrong. He's not really good at explaining. Some of my peers have had bad experiences with him. I have only had him for 1 month. Although; he is a very knowledgeable guy if you ask him a question he will always have an answer.
Showers is a very hard and strict grader, deducting points for very minimal things like using pencil, or spelling something wrong. He has this very uptight attitude like you'd expect from most strict teachers, but he always likes to joke around every once in a while. His homework & quizzes/tests are difficult, but if you study and pay attention you'll be fine. I found his finals to be very easy after going over all the coursework.
He knows his stuff, Ill give him that. Would take class again.
i hated ap bio but i was super dumb and he still managed to get me to pass the ap exam, so i'd recommend him
eh hes alright. grades like an english teacher though
BEST BIOLOGY TEACHER EVER. STOP HATING ON HIM HES AMAZING AND A GREAT TEACHER. GETS U PREPARED FOR THE AP EXAM VERY WELL
Mr. Showers is by far one of the worst teachers I have had in my entire life. He is the least understanding teacher I have ever met and he doesn't teach, ignores when you ask him questions, and shrugs if you ask him for help. He killed my bio grade.
I don't know why people hate Mr. Showers so much. He clearly knows what he is talking about and he has real answers up his sleeve for just about any question you can throw at him. He is organized and time-efficient. As long as its related to Conceptual Physics, he will answer any question, even if it goes off on a tangent--and still get class (and homework!) done on time before the bell rings. He makes science fun and not just boring textbook stuff and difficult math.
This was one of my hardest classes freshman year. He gave me a zero on the homework because I used pencil. Very unclear, pop quizes all of the time. Graded science tests like english tests.
Smart teacher, reminds me of einstein ! haha. Anyway he can be strict, but hes a great teacher with all these random jokes. He cares about his students.
My child had to spend extra time on his homework in order to try to bring up this teachers unrealistic standards. other grades suffered unnecessarily & really is unfair to the students in his class
He was a tough grader and too negative in attitude. If he was more caring and positive, his difficulty would no longer be a problem. A bad teacher who grades hard is a nightmare.
hey person who posted on feb. 3, 2005, you were me 4 years ago!! good riddance mr. showers.
grades on quantity not quality,doesn't tell you whats wrong with your paper until you turn it in, even though there was the first draft which he supposedly read
I heard some ppl complained and he got hecka mad at them. Aren't teachers suppose to respond to critisisms by improving???
He is tough, but he cares and is a good teacher. All you have to do is do your work.
his class is so easy. he wastes alot of time talking about random stuff. the ppl who dont do well r the ppl dont listen when he talks.
I think showers needs to sometime accept the fact that sometimes ppl don't finish hw on time....quit bein' so mean to us!!!
Mr. Showers' classes r abburido! i think he tries too hard...and it seems he does not have much fun too...he needs a lesson plan that is organized too
i love showers! i got a frickin a in his class..he rocks. and he always gets off topic, so class goes by like zooom