Mr. Dwyer was very mean to me through my 1 semester of freshman geography and was very biased. He made me and my friends get late passes when we were only a minutes late only because we were walking to his class together, and repeatedly mocked students and we watched a bunch of useless movies and also watched music videos in the beginning of class before the bell rang that were on the final. I don't have any experience with his econ class but his freshman geography was an actual hell.
He does not only teach; he will spark your curiosity and have you wanting to learn. He’s definitely one of the best teachers at Saratoga High.
Pay attention to the music vids cuz they'll be on the mid term
His class is the easiest thing i've ever done in my entire life. We have had 2 tests throughout the entire year, and he curved the 100% to 268%. Pretty knowledgable though.
He just shoves his opinions onto his students and has no consideration for his student's feelings or beliefs. He crosses the line constantly from insulting religions to asking students what their voting choices are. He doesn't come up with an actual curriculum but instead just shows movies and repeats the same stupid lectures. On the bright side you will absolutely know that the fundamental economic issue is scarcity by the end of his class. PS take AP Gov-
You learn from the class in a different way than any other class. The way he tells stories so passionately really impacts your life.
Loved this guy. super biased, but since I was on his side of most arguments, it was kinda fun to hear him trash opposing views. Easy if you pay attention, pretty knowledgeable, never used the book. Boring sometimes, but you could catch a nap or play on your phone if you want.
This will probably be one of the easiest classes of high school. Its meant to be easy. This class proves a point. I mean hell the lectures are repetitive but they are supposed to be. I still remember this stuff and these foundational principles are everywhere. In college its truly amazing how the knowledge gained in this class just scratches the surface but damn is it helpful. He doesn't care if you pay attention because he wants to see you recognize the worth, if you dont its truly your loss
The chillest teacher on campus. He treats you like an equal, not like many of the other teachers on this hell-on-earth. His lectures are hilarious, and repeats things to drive stuff home. Honestly, don't get any other teacher for econ. Get dwyer. His class might just make me switch my preferred major to econ next year. Sometimes picks favorites, but just ask questions during class and tutorial and he'll respond to you in a very friendly manner during the semester.
If you watch the videos and listen to the lectures you learn the stuff. If you don't you fail.
All we ever do is watch movies so it's pretty boring, but it's a nice break from other classes
The guy next to me was snoring. Oh well it doesn't matter if you listen. He gives out a great study guide for tests and that's all you need to succeed.
best teacher ive ever had, teaching the best class ive ever had, treats you like an adult (he lets you sleep in class because he really doesn't need to waste his time making sure you pay attention, es
Knows how to fundamentally run a class. Low on the homework and strict on the tests. Has a lot of personality. A little cold to silent students, but very helpful if you ask.
Best Econ teacher ever! ummm... lots of good naps in that class, and the tests were still a bit challenging, enough to get us working a little... and i mean a little.
i have him for world geo and all we do is watch movies on oil and carbon emissions, but he doesnt give hmwk so its cool.
Awesome teacher. Tests are pretty easy. You learn a lot some interesting some extremely boring but overall i loved the class.
First six weeks are just repeating definitions and jokes. Next twelve weeks is just Commanding Heights documentary. It's really boring, but it's easy to to get an A as long as you listen...ish.
Most classes consist of watching Commanding Heights. His lectures are very very biased, but he's a good teacher and gets you to memorize things. (that you'd need if you were an Econ major).
Easy tests, no homework, but his lectures are completely biased and can get annoying. Most of the time he's just repeating stuff from the movies you'll watch every single day.
the best teacher ive had in high school. i wish this was an year-long course. got me to major in econ
Awesome teacher. Tries to imitate a college lecture in order to prepare students for college. Students learn more in his class than the rest of high school. His class is fail-proof: it's hard to fail.
best teacher ever. never assignts homework, but his tests are hard. he explains everything in class, so if you pay attention you pass
Mr. Dwyer honestly did change my life. Introduced me to economics and sociology, tought me more about critical thinking and the way the world works than all other classes combined in HS.
All we do is watch videos. You also have no idea what'll be on your tests. We never used our book.
Amazing. He knows what he is talking about and is extremely dedicated to teaching.
Class is boring, very stubborn about his views, even if you agree its annoying. Gets all is ideas from all the videos he plays. No original thoughts. Repeats himself TOO MUCH
funny guy. does show a bias, but i never had any problem with it.
mr. dwyer makes his point of view very clear but his course shows all sides, sothat you can make your own opinion. besides that i have learned a lot for the fut
THE MAN. you don't have to agree with his politics to get a lot out of his class. his course is more relevant than most. helps SO much in college!
Passionate about topics. Interesting lectures. Loves how he integrates lots of videos.
His class is mostly entertaining instead of educational. He never directly answers questions and his information is extremely BIASED and misleading.
mr.dwyer does a great job about letting us know how it is-although it's not a textbook version of economics,it's an eye opener. he's biased but shows both sides
FORTUNATELY most of us aren't so blinded by our beliefs that we can't enjoy a good class without somehow making is about ourselves.
actually learned something in this class. but scary that some people believe the things that come out of his mouth. EXTREMELY biased.
He's a very great teacher. He's made a huge impact on me. I love his teaching style and methods. He teaches what's relevant. HE'S THE COOLEST!!
Good material and has good overall direction to his course. Sometimes, it may be important to make your own distinctions and qualifications regarding his facts.
He presents a lot of very interesting, very stimulating information, albeit in a very one-sided manner. If taken with a grain of salt, his course is enjoyable.
Great teacher because he gives us an advantage for the first few weeks of college...while other ppl will be struggling, we will know the shat.
i like mr. dwyer. i think his teaching really helped me relate to the real world. i can now converse with my parents about economics issues at the dinner table.
this teahcer rocks...i already graduated but when i took my first quarter of econ i already had a hgead start in the class...i highly reccomend him...
i have graduated a couple of years ago, and i can tell you guys that he is teacher that stood out in my mind. he made me realize how our society is!!!
there's a reason why econ is always voted best class in the school
teaches the REAL thing- intro-college-level economics at a high school level
Easy A as long as youre socialist or communist. For those who love America, believe in capitalism, and celebrate July 4th, be prepared to get your grade docked
Totally out of touch with reality! Dont plan on learning anything that can be applied to the real world.