Average 4.56 based on 73 teacher ratings
Jay Adams is a History teacher at Thornhill Secondary School located in Thornhill, Ontario. When comparing Jay Adams' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Jay Adams' ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornhill Secondary School is 3.95 stars.
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Literally the only teacher in all of Thornhill that prepares you for university and is passionate about what he teaches. Funny and charismatic, would make the best prof

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Although he is probably the hardest teacher I've ever had he is also the smartest. I learned so much in his class, and learned to as well think outside of the box. If you're looking for a challenge take Mr. Adams class :)

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No text?? But lots of different readings. Challenging . . .but. . wow. But he expects you to express your ideas online and in person though. Oh and he has candy.
"That mark means you just kicked my tail through that wall."
"If we've done a good job by the end I should be able to toss you the keys to the car. Drive, Genius."

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Awesome teacher who teaches awesome courses. His lessons don't hold back though, so you will learn more than in any other course, but the workload isn't light by any means. If you manage your time properly you will be fine.

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Excellent teacher, hard marker. Best I've ever had.

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Mr.adams was a really great teacher! He made activities in sap really fun and engaging, and often encouraged students to talk! His reports were fun to write, since you also learn something while you are writing it too!

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ADAMS!!! is an awesome teacher. Although I've been out of high school for a few years now, his classes prepared me for post-secondary education better than any other class. Although he is kind, he also doesn't take crap from students.

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very good teacher, projects are insightful in most occasions. hard work definitely pays off in his classes.

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Mr. Adams is the best teacher I've had by far. He does everything he can to make sure we understand what he's talking about, gives us plenty of resources, and prepares us well for university. Also, he's one of the only teachers that can take a joke and makes class super enjoyable. I find I'm always looking forward to his classes and what new thing we're going to learn. I love that he makes it more about the student than the teacher, and includes time for discussion whenever possible. 10/10 !

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3rd year university, getting A's; and I still can track most of my readiness to ADAMS!!! Best history teacher I've seen, incredibly knowledgeable and well-read. . he got me to see the world very differently and he teaches history in a way that prepares for university. I have no idea why he's not a professor -- he's more knowledgeable and a better teacher than most of my history profs.

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Mr. Adams is a great teacher. He knows what he is talking about and enjoys teaching. As long as the class is not very rowdy and pays attention you will get along fine with him. He is very lenient when it comes to handing in assignments on time and hates it when students interrupt his lessons.

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Jay Adams is a genius. He knows everything he is talking about and knows how to explain it and teach it very well. I ended with an 82 in his SAP course because i worked hard, but it was a very good course and it taught me a lot about Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology. I would suggest that you take this course with Mr. Adams and Mr. Adams only because there is no other teacher that can teach it like he did!

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An amazing teacher but you have to work very hard in his class. Trying to prepare us for post secondary and in my case it worked, great teacher over all.

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He is amazingly helpful and offers great knowledge in all factors of the subject. He can have high expectations for his students but if you work hard he will give you the marks you deserve! :D

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Many students whine about his class. Those students are usually slackers. Those who do their work but still just aren't used to realistic marking. His corrections in essays and tests are very reasonable, and he is glad to explain his reasoning to you. Students need to stop whining and work hard.

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He is sooooooo obsessed with "preparing you for post-secondary" but at the end of my semester with him I realized I could count how many lessons he taught on one hand. I didn't feel like I was learning anything in class. I felt that I was always talking to a persona. My course with him was the only

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Great teacher, if not a little scary

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Awesome guy, awesome courses, ridiculous marker. Your call.

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He is definitly a great teacher and person, he knows his stuff very well and makes class extremely interesting. With that being said he is an incredibly hard marker so unless you are willing to pour your soul into his course don't except a mark over 85 or take my advice and drop his course.

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Imma break it down for everybody out there, nice classroom bad teacher picks favourites

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He's a great teacher. If you don't behave or don't so your work in class he won't put up with it, but that's your fault. He's a hard marker, but I don't think that's bad...we need to be prepared for university! Plus if you're struggling with something he'd be more than willing to help if you ask.

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Despite my good rating (because he IS clear and helpful), I absolutely always felt looked down upon, patronized, and ostracized in his class. I was enthusiastic about the subject and a decent student, but I was completely ignored by him except to poke fun at my character. :l

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Knows his stuff and loves to teach. Is very fair with grades, not too easy not to hard

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Absolutely amazing teacher! He knows his stuff and appeals to his kids. Always there to help. would be able to make any class interesting. You learn a ton and remember it too! great teacher!

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ADAMS!!! is the most amazing teacher ever ! had him for 2 classes, and they were my favourite =)

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He is the most amazing teacher of all times!! One wont find anyone like him ever, and if you do consider yourself lucky! He is unbelievable and is always there for you! AMAZING!!

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Truly awesome. Knows his stuff inside out.

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Amazingg. SO much character. Not dry at all, and an interesting teacher to have.

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Knows his stuff inside out. Hard marker. Simply a great teacher

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Probably the worst teacher at Thornhill

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best teacher ever

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no noobs allowed in his class, that's for sure.

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omg best teacher ever... his amazing n funny

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GREAT TEACHER.

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Really great teacher, don't make any bad slurs, just respect him and he'll respect you, if you're going to hand in the assignment or project late ask him before hand, he'll actually won't deduct late marks (at times) will just mark it harder, seems some what fair, good luck if you have him as a teac

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Funniest and the best teacher!!! He actually made civics interesting

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he pwns because he listens to metal and knows alot about stuff

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very smart, knows his stuff. incredibly hard marker and def has favourites. kind of full of himself.

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if only all teachers hated bush, listened to metal and watched south park, the world would be a better place

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Adams is an ok teacher, but definantly has favorite students and has a bias towards giftees. Do not insult this guy unless you want trouble, so if you got a smart mouth change classes.

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brother v here my g-d i hate history but he made it so easy to understand very hard marker but will make u a genious for future years actually best teacher or one of the best ive e

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best teacher ive ever had by far adams is honestly the most amazing person ever

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Best teacher of my life. I;ve never learned so much as I did in his class. I love adams(!!!)

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Adams is the best teacher I've ever had in my life. He favours and he's unfair. I love him. I learned so much, it blows my mind.

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A great caring teacher

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Adams!!! wow, what an amazing teacher and person. Yea, he's an incredible teacher but hes also listens to you. he cares!

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Awesome teacher Adams!!! First History and now civics... and now you prob. now who I am... Anyways, your agreta teacher and I hope I'll have you again. Thanks for being awesome!

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MRADAMS IS THEBEST TEACHER EVER. great if u love history, not so good if you dont. hes so funny and i lov how hes so quirky yet so serious. prepares u for uni! make an effort!

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he favours so much

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Adams is the coolest teacher in the school! He knows everything and he relates to everyone!!! He actually makes history and civics cool!! Craaaziness!

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There'll never be another teacher like Adams - knows his stuff inside and out, makes every attempt to change the slackers, and every attempt to encourage and award the hard workers

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Adams is one of those teachers someone has rarely in their life that makes you work, think, and listen. He'll forever change you. Keep it up

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Greatest teacher to ever walk the earth. I learnt more in Civics than I have in my entire High School career. Plus, my syntax will never be the same again.

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Adams is THE GREATEST! Hes actually the funniest and smartest man alive!! but what does CFH mean???

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Mr. Adams is the ultimate information teacher. If you can get past the arrows (like I did) he's the best. Who else could make students enjoy political radio?

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VERY knowledgeable; VERY challenging, but well worth it -- if you try, you'll learn sooooo much; but don't expect to just cruise through.

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needs to lay off the coffees

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Mr. Adams is cool. He's one of the few teachers who truly wants to here students' opinions.

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acclaimed "best teacher" in the school. hes good, but pretty hard. you can never tell if hes joking or serious...

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He's pretty cool, but i thought he tried too hard sometimes. Werid marker too.

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He taught me civics and he accomplished that feat better than any teacher in my school could even dare to!

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you're a pretty good teacher but you dont explain everything, and your notes dont make too much sense

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best civics teacher ever!!!!!

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True definition of a teacher

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Best Teacher i ever had

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CFH RULES!! Fascinating how much this guy has done and seen.

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We miss him and the supersoakers!

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1 man changes the lives of so many in just 1 year.i wasnt eveninhisclass!I LUV U

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Awesome teacher, truly cared about his students

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Lives, breathes and bleeds his students. Opens your mind to a whole new level.

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