Average 3.3 based on 88 teacher ratings
J. Fister is a Social Studies teacher at David Thompson Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing J. Fister's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, J. Fister's ratings are below the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at David Thompson Secondary School is 3.82 stars.
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Mr. Fister is a very funny socials teacher. He mostly goes off topic during classes because he starts talking about current events, puppies, and etc.. He does have a few favorites, but he does teach equally. His tests and quizes are okay if you study though.

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Doesnt help with Anything. So Bipolar. Too full of himself. Gives us too much Homework. Likes to pick favourites. Doesnt teach anything that even i can teach better.

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Extremely racist to most indo Canadian students. As previously mentioned in the last post, mood swings are very difficult to deal with.
I highly recommend staying out of his classes at all costs. Horrible experience with this man.

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Like his peers in the SS department, teaches by worksheets...also like his peers, he's a nice man who goes off topic a lot...Just read news and he'll really like you.

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does a wonderful job of relating the topics studied in the text book to recent events in real life

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He never teaches anything from the textbook, but rather shoves his own personal ideas down your throat. He talks the entire class telling us tales of his farm animal and things completely unrelatable to the course. The he gives us tests, with the content from the textbook, while we never learned anything. If you sit in the front row his sipt will land on you face and even into your mouth. He once took a shoe filled with goat poop and put it right next to my face, saying " smell it doesn't smell"

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Gives out packages of questions and makes you do them. Collects homework but just gives you a check mark if you have done the work. KEEPS ON TALKING THROUGHOUT THE CLASS AND HARASSES YOU DEPENDING ON UR CULTURE. Talks about his personal life, religion and politics. No one cares about his stories. Farm this , farm that. We get it! You have a farm! Talks about his stupid goats and how they keep giving birth and how he needs to buy hay for his ridiculous farm. Gives you tests and doesn't teach you.

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Fister is someone I'd rather talk to then have teach my class. while he's always talking, it's almost never about the subject, he's always ranting about his political and religious opinions. he also has a tendency to give way too much homework and be picky about projects. he also once got mad at my class for not doing a worksheet he didn't assign.

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He is Awesome!! Enjoyed Every single lesson with him...I just wish he had given us a little less Homework...

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most amazing teacher ever!!!

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He doesn't actually teach a thing out of the text book, never really helps us, assigns WAY too much homework (like a whole package with 120 questions in it) due the next day. Worst teacher ever.. ugh

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He gives too much homework that's due the next day.. I mean we do have 7 other classes and it's so hard to keep up with him. And he doesn't make anything clear, even though he tells us he is clear

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haha , this guys so funny. Had him 4 HR

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i can hear him say something across the cafe ... >_>

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omg why.

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love him!! really funny and can cheer you up! doesn't really teach.. but he does make a point in whatever he says during class. he's really understanding and easy to talk to

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he always tells us he's fair yet hes always jumping to conclusions...... does that tell you something

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Love him...fav teacher~~~

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Haha this guy is soo funny-although he may not be 100% clear at times, he's very nice and sounds like a very nice guy outside of school :)

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Wow, he's a one of a kind teacher. He made Socials really fun. At first, you may think he's easy but just look how difficult the homework he gives. A rare breed indeed. Easy and yet challenging.

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I think he is in fact AWESOME! He is so nice and caring he might give a lot of homework. But he is super funny and so kind hearted and genuine. Totally awesome!!! =)

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i think hes an awesome guy. he isnt biased, and he actually talks about current events that interest us, and gives his own opinions. i learned a lot from him.

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he is an okay teacher but tends to go off topic so u will need to read the text book. Funny teacher

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If you can read, you'll do well.

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he's awesome.

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CAN THE MAN EVER STOP TALKING?

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This year is going to be a blast. I loved his class last year too.

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Had Fishter for Law 12, he was hilarious. Came to our 10 yr reunion, hasn't changed, still a blast. he went off on tangents, but he was a good teacher.

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Goes off topic a lot, but at least we can say he's passionate about his work. His life is filled with quirks and he loves sharing with us...bad thing is I haven't learned anything.

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Mood swings. Goes on off-topic tangents almost every class. Homework at times doesn't even look like it'll help me learn anything.

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should not be allowed to call himself a teacher. didnt learn a single thing all year. wastes all our time in class and marks are based entirely on scantron tests. too political

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:) he's really funny, even though he does go off topic. But that's fun!!

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very funny but sometimes scary and too much hw

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great teacher. goes off topic a LOT but he's cool.

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he is good ! .. haha funny and patient !~ ...nwayzz... i hav him this yr ~~ and he is really a nice teacher! tells jokes.. and class wasnt soo hard ! except for the essayz and homeworkz~.. dun realli like them ~ ..>!~

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ahha...best ss teacher..had him last year...just as long as u can stand his mood swings...he's ok...bad thing..he's kinda a canuck hater..and..gets some facts mixed sometimes bout things..but good anyways

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wild mood swings...duznt really teach...all we learn about is lhamas and how scary he is

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Haha he's one of those teachers who do weird things which could either help or ruin your mark. Sometimes I don't know if he's mad or being sarcastic...

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he's ok...scary when hez having wild mood swings...but nice enuff...didnt even get mad when i wuz reading in his class (in my defense, i wuznt really reading)

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Man...he'z hilarious... as long as you show ur good, and ur polite...he's not bad. He hates ppl who are rude. SO funny wen he's laughin at his own jokes!!!!

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as long as u show him ur a good student, he will bump ur percentage up for no reason!

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Luv dis teachr. He is so friggin cool. And he also teaches you "common sense". (Beware, you will never beat him in an argument)

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He has alot of mood swings...but he's a really funny and good teacher. He really made me think about certain things.

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Very cool. Very moody. Pretty funny, but mostly corny.

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he goes over the reviews too fast and sumtimes he doesn't even go over it, he keeps us in just to finish a section review, and he has lectures so long

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Such a darn cool teacher. He teaches us what's right and what's wrong, and he's quite easy and nice if you just be good. If he yells at you, it's your fault.

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Like the others said...<MOOD SWINGS>also he gets off topic..like WAY off he's tlking about hinduism or buddism then suddenly there's somthing about his house

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always mad at the beginning of class,then he gets all happy and tries to be funny,then he gets all mad again for no reason!!! only the geeks laugh at his jokes.

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funny teacher

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don,t fail me am a good kid mr.fister you say really interesting things and talk

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he's funny then goes EVIL! and when he goes evil, its SCARY! so many mood swings! and he talks alot!i hope i dont get into trouble with him. wonder if i'll last

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I feel sorry for anyone that gets him. Unless your really smart, you won't survive. Note: Sucking up doesnt work. Yes, he favours bigtime.

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gives out too many easy marks. i saw his pic from back in the 80s (yr book) and he was SO skinny!!

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has wayy to many mood swings, and blames all of lifes problems on teenagers...and if you don't agree with his opinion he'll ignore you...not very fair can be ok

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you'd make a better preacher or student counciler. you have good insights, but you're always making students conform to your views on life.

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In a way he is cool,but you uses too much time talking abt things that are not important!!!!!!!!!!!!pls concentrate....

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He is a cool and funny teacher

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not what u would call a teacher...doesn't seem to wanna teach...spent 1/3 of the school yr on topic propaganda and 1/3 on a project

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This guy brought DIAMGRAMS of his newly renovated home! He spends about 75% of the class reading the bullitin and then getting off topic.

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He can drop 3's. I have to respect that.

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Fister, don't bring your personal problems to the classroom. When you ask people for opinions, don't yell at them or make fun of them because they have an opinion different than yours. That's lazy teaching. Take a chill pill, don't take it out on us.

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He gives you a question and say an answer that he thinks it right and we argee

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dude one of the worst teachers ever! :| MOOD SWINGS!!!

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He always talks about himself and he always makes jokes about everything.

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do hw or watch out for the man eating squirrels...lol

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Didn't learn anything about SS, but a lot about himself!!! :)

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pretty cool but moody

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hillarious in class (it keeps us entertained!)but is a little too moody at times

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he talks too much and he is very bias

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He can't teach.. very bias marking scheme

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Hes nice once you get to know him. But he sometimes talk to much

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I've had him twice and he ROCKS. One teacher that I will always remember.

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he is a cool teacher...very understanding!

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worst teacher. Broadcast journalism; all that mattered: how entertaining it was

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Coolest teacher EVER!!!Funny too!!!

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Very HARD!!!

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Great teacher(talks too much at times but always on current events)

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