As a dean, he's just about perfect, as a teacher I have to say he may very well be THE WORST TEACHER i have EVER come across. He reads text book definitions and his assignments he never goes over, I enjoy when he's on military leave because the student teachers that replace him are far more qualified for the position. His final project was nearly impossible and ridiculous, it wasn't to have us learn anything, simply to have his students waste their time doing nonsensical steps over and over.
doesn't really care about teaching..would like a different teacher.if you dont like being here maybe you should leave.
I personally like Givens. I think he's one of the more approachable faculty members and he's really understanding and reasonable. As a teacher, I'm not a fan because a) I hate science and b) he's absent for at least half the year for military duty. His grading policy is restricted to random busy work. Its just as easy to do well as it is to do poorly. Again, Givens is a GREAT and wonderful person. So easy to get along with, as long as you're not doing something stupid to land in the dean's off.
I have him this year and he's been out for 4 out of the 5 months so far. For the month that he was here, he gave us some useless notes and taught the same thing everyday.
he's a very cool person. but if you ask me what he taught me, then i would have to tell you "nothing" even though i was in his physics class last year. as a dean, he's good but as a teacher, not so much
what you get is what you earn. i got a 75 in his class, i got a 75 in his tests. guess what i got on the regents?
Gives out way too many brownie points, not that I'm complaining. ;D I hope I pass the regents though. He sure aint gonna help on that ..
98 in the class, 79 on that Physics Regents back in '02. You tell me what's wrong. Then again, a lot of people did fail that Regents. Not a good teacher though.
to me, a good physics teacher is one that keeps his students awake in class - he's the first science teacher that keeps me awake!
I respect Mr.Givens over any other. I bet his kids are lucky. Very funny. Yet we still find a way to learn with ease while being able to socialize and get ez
hes a kool teacher and always willing to help you but he's always out on military leave & the subs dont noe as much so be prepared to study on ur own 4 regents
Mr. Givens is by far the best teacher I've ever had. He is great and I wish every teacher was as awesome as him. I have unbelievable respect for him.
i was failing the tests, but i got lots of brownie points and i passed with like a 95. it is a great class to do hw in. didnt really understand much though
I duno why everyone gave him a bad rating, he was a good teacher, flexible w/ ur work, and informative. If i had a whole year w/ him id be real good in physics
because of him i will fail the regents. he is always gone. last term not this one.
let's be real. the man is from the military, what'd you expect? he's no mr.holmes (the most laid-back marine ever!) but you'll learn a thing or two. do the HW!
People say he cant teach because they get low grades in his class. I got a 99, the teacher is great, i understood everything. One of the best tech teachers.
He should check homework or students will just stop doing it after a while
i wouldnt kno... he left 4 the army and now we're all failing the regents
Mr. Givens although pretty hard is cool, his stories rule.
always talking about track and the military, nice person and all but still