Average 3.76 based on 45 teacher ratings
David Defalco is a Social Studies teacher at Canterbury High School located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing David Defalco's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, David Defalco's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canterbury High School is 4.13 stars.
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let's just say if you want to take world r*******: don't. it sucks because the course itself is so interesting but he glides over important parts and just expects you to memorize the entire textbook. I guess he's knowledgeable but you're better off teaching yourself. he's so biased and it seems like he's attempting to convert everyone out of what they believe. it seems like he's against any organized faith. has no filter whatsoever. generalizes everything. best of luck...but you're screwed.

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Mr. defalco is a really smart guy but he is also really sexist and has strong opinions and believes that he is always right and he will move you up to the front if you dont pau attention anddont use you phones i repeat DO NOT USE YOUR PHONES he hates phones and if he gets his hands on your phone he will break it ... This is wha he tells people " accidently drop it" he is very easy if you can memorize and if not then find a way GOOD LUCK

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a draining experience. the exams are written to hurt you. i sighed. i cried. i died.

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I had this him for English, let me just say he has a lot to say and has lots of opinions. On the flip side he is not open to other peoples opinions, which is problematic in , World Religion, History, Law, and English. He is extremely disorganized and frequently looses students assignment. He is rude and instead of approaching something in a nice manner he singles out students.

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A nice guy. Sometimes needs help on clarification but a pretty good teacher. Very knowledgeable.

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As an English teacher, and what I've heard from every other student..he's an ok teacher with a horrible personality.he humiliates his students in a crude and unprofessional fashio, has no limits or filters to what he says to his students, whether he means for them to be personal and rude or not, they come out that way. He thinks he's the smartest person ever but is narrow minded and not open to even consider other opinions. Dont like him as a teacher or person..i speak on behalf of many people.

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I currently have Mr.Delfaco and he is quite a knowledgeable man. He can be a strict marker but he knows what he is doing.

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not understanding, annoying, thinks he knows it all. Un clear about work.

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Very knowledgeable man, incredibly passionate about history and expects/appreciates the same from his students. Gives regular homework assignments and open book quizzes off them. Eager to give guidance for essays, very opinionated and his rants are frequent and entertaining. Comes across as rude at first but you'll grow to love him.

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Defalco is clearly very knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about but he is also extremely rude. Hes a hard marker and if you don't attend class regularly and pay close attention you wont do well in his class.

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Mr. Defalco was one of my favourite teachers. I had him for grade 10 history and loved him so much I continued through will grade 11 and 12 world history. He's funny, laid back, and would add Beatles bonus questions onto tests!

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Defalco's too cool for school!

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I had him for geography, while History is said to be his "baby", but he's clearly a very smart and knowledgeable man with reasonable homework policies. I found his exam and tests reviews quite helpful. He wants to help. His humour is a little strange, but don't take offence to that. You can tell he really cares about his students and just wants to be able to communicate with them. It's safe to say that he's straight forward and reasonable.

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Mr Defalco was my teacher twice, both times I was an outspoken religious nut. I Loved arguing with him. Thankfully since then I have now become a total skeptic (mostly in part to him). But he helped develop a deep love I now have for history so thanks Mr D.

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Mr. Defalco is an amazing teacher who is so knowledgeable in history. He taught me Grade 11 History and it was my favourite teacher of all high school.

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Lectures in class - learn via auditory. Notes come straight from the textbook. Knows his stuff but can have trouble explaining at a high school level. Interesting and somewhat helpful one on one.

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mr. defalco is an awesome teacher. he deffinitly knows what hes talking about. i love all the backround knowledge he has, it makes the lectures really interesting. unlike some teachers he'll let you know his opinion and WILL argue it. just be warned, its impossible to win an argument against him!

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he knows his stuff. try to prove him wrong and you will get destroyed. basically. maybe he doesnt teach your style, but not every teacher will. get used to it. he teaches what needs to be taught and beyond it.

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History class lectures were boring from time to time especially in the morning. He knew the subject really well. Don't try to prove him wrong

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He brings everything into the classroom... and for that he is amazing. in spite of the social walls most teachers put up between themselves and students, defalco lets much of his life slip out in all its raw wonder. He's also a very helpful teacher if you have serious questions, while still being completely laxed about missed due dates...

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Greatest history teacher I've had since FOREVER! Really knows his stuff. Very funny too. For the first time in my life, I actually found history kind of fun. Bad marker tho. Has all these amazing stories about history that make it SO REAL. Bit too biased about his opinions.

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Some people may not like his teaching style, but this is one teacher who will actually give you a proper lecture, rather than just reading over notes. He loves to explain things in vivid detail when teaching and I found it extremely helpful in learning all the material.

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Great teacher. Learned so many interesting things in grade 10 and 11 history. He was, however, very suspicious of plagerism and whoever I was in close association with in his class was always accused of plagirising on their final essay :( Overall, Mr.Defalco is a very laid back teacher of is very competent with what he does.

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Mr. Defalco is possibly my favourite teacher that I've had in the past two years. Not only was he interesting, organized, but he was also funny and offered insight.

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Hes super nice, but he can be a push over, hes an easyu marker and i don't really like the way he teaches all the time but i did enjoy his world history class.

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I thought he is an awsome teacher, and makes us laugh a lot of times

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Really funny guy

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Mr. Deflaco was an excellent World Religions teacher, likewise his World History calss was very interesting. Can't recommend him enough.

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the guy is intelligent & he knows what he's talking about. i've had him for world religion & gr12 law, and got nothin but respect. listen n learn kids.

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Not clear sometimes, and ridiculously picky when it comes to assignments, but his exam reviews are pretty good

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Everyone says that he's weird, actually he's one of the best teachers that I have ever had. He was helpful and friendly and fair. He taught world religions well

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Tought my geography class. Awesome teacher.

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shouldn't have been an English teacher when he likes history so much...

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wow. a bit scary there ... and dull too. ut VERY helpful when it came to the exam.

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The second best teacher I ever had. I actually like history now. Tells stories that make history more real.

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Your a very good teacher, thats for teaching me!

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you can't make a teacher teach a subject they know nothing about (english)

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makes history entertaining. I actually listen in his class. Nice change!

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needs to make handouts and fill in the blanks different.

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Nice guy, but like previously mentioned, he is a hard marker. NO MORE 20Question

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nice guy, super hard marker, and needs to be chearer on assignments

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