Despite what he says, Mr. Hallett is a very verbal teacher. A lot of the things he puts on tests are things he mentioned aloud but did not write down. This can be very difficult for visual or kinaesthetic learners (like myself). A lot of his instructions were unclear so students in my class would have to ask each other to explain things to them. He was extremely knowledgeable and definitely knew what he was talking about, but had a hard time sharing this knowledge effectively to some students.
My favourite teacher in all of high school. Extremely knowledgeable, and cares very much about his students. You have to show real interest and pay full attention in class to do well ( for example he doesn't write down all testable material, some things he just says verbally), but if you do he really notices and will go out of his way to make sure you do well. Exams cover everything, but there are always bonus marks and he's really open to questions and even letting you stay late
tests are never what you study for, his lessons are decent and knows the subject areas well but doesn't care if you fail
i currently have mr hallet and have decided that unless u are really good at textbook work and remembering every detail that he says (and doesn't write down) u will succeed in his course. if not good luck because it gets really hard to like his course, his teaching style, and do well.
The first time I had him was in Grade 12 Physics. Great guy, you may hate his teaching style because he put minimal information on the board, but get used to it because he teaches like a professor in University. His marking is very easy, gives a lot of bonus marks, and take advantage of that. It seems like he cares more about grade 12's than any other grade. Also in our year he let us stay for basically all the time we needed for the final exam, and he was willing to stay.
Mr. Hallett is a great teacher who explains using examples and stories. He can be vague and sometimes hard to understand but he is very experienced. In his class, I have found that if you do exactly what he tells you to do, you will earn full marks. You don't have to go above and beyond in my experience. Keeping things simple and clear for him will get you very high marks. Make sure you put in the work though.
I had this plan to go to university to become an engineer but after taking grade 11 physics with Hallett....that dream died. Hard. Do yourself a favor and switch out.
Mr. Hallett loves science so much that I can't help but love his class. He relates everything to stories and further explains his lessons for those who are interested. I will admit that he had a very challenging class but it was also a very fair class. Any teacher that made me enjoy science is good in my book.
I am not sure why this teacher tells us "asking questions means you don't understand the lesson" ?? This makes me not want to ask questions and he is very very vague when it comes to lessons and assignments. Why does the school not do something about this teacher????
Switch out of his class! That's all I can say!
He is a great guy who deserves the best. His teaching says otherwise. He needs to clarify himself better, makes no sense in what he is trying to say, needs to explain more and needs to stop telling "stories" and tell us things that we actually need.
Honestly, he's a great guy. I'm in his class right now, and even though I am receiving a bad mark in his class, I don't have grudges against him. I do agree with my fellow peers though, that it is very hard to understand the way he teaches. He is full of interesting stories, and knows SO MUCH in the medical field and science in general, but these stories could be saved for a time when we are not learning. He's nice, just hard to learn from. Strict too, but...whatever.
He's a good teacher, and an extremely smart guy. He kind of make's you feel bad by telling you if you don't know something you might as well fail.
A really cool and funny guy, tells lots of stories relating to the course. Teaching is sometimes hard to understand though and you have to ask a few times to get a straight answer.
Very good person and I like how he relates everything to real life/his stories. However, the order (unit wise) he taught in was very confusing come exam time, and he doesn't answer questions. Annoying
Hes the nicest guy every, but with his teaching methods you dont learn anything
Doesn't know how to answer a question, but good (grade 10 sci) teacher overall. INteresting teaching method.
Worst teacher i ever had. He could never give a striaght answer and usually confused you more. Who cares if he's a good guy because he sets you up for failure in university.
Kind of annoying, loud and scary but he knows what hes talking about
I have to agree with everyone here. He is a really slow marker. Still, he's a good guy and a fair teacher. And, maybe its just me, but I really like his teaching style.
Makes Physics fun to listen to, but horable to learn, he always rambles on and hates kids who ask questions! Guote "ur job to figure it out" but he is a nice guy not doubt
It's true, he's a little slow on marking, but I learned an incredible amount from him. He's a great teacher
first told us not to ask questions. hvery slow with marking. When it came to actually needing extra help he stayed many a times after school to help he's nice
Really Good Guy and Makes Extra Help always availible; also he makes sure everyone's ready for the tests and exam, WICKED!
ummm i don't know what to say. he is so confusing and shouldn't be teaching physics!
told us it was bad to ask questions . not a great teacher. but a nice person
A really nice person, but although he tries to help, still confusing... maybe it's just me, but I don't think so.
He's a nice guy, but a terrible teacher...He lets you sleep in class..and never marks labs..not that bad i guess.