Average 3.51 based on 69 teacher ratings
John Frogley is an English teacher at Canterbury High School located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing John Frogley's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, John Frogley'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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Mr Frogley is an awesome teacher who cares about his students. He may be a bit out of touch but that adds to his charm

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He's a really good teacher if you work hard and pay attention in class. He is a really good person and makes you see things from a different perspective but the content he teaches is pretty hard. Especially sentence diagramming.

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He teaches English like one would teach math. To be successful in his class, you must learn the concepts, practice working with the formulas, and remember every detail when answering questions. He is a truly great teacher, and if you concentrate, you'll come out of his class a changed person.

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He was a nice guy although diagramming sentences was boring he was fun.

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I had him a few years ago and at the time I hated him because it was a pretty bogus course. But looking back at it hes actually hilarious. Such a funny guy. I had him 3 years ago and still says hi to me in the halls. Has jesus and baseball player bobble heads on his desk, giant poster of himself next to ghandi, drinks a giant carton of chocolate milk with his little kiddie lunchbag. So funny.

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While he is a very nice person, he is really good at confusing people. He also doesn't really understand the concept of coping mechanisms but if you need to step outside and go walk around for a bit to calm down he'll let you.

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Towards the beginning of the semester I didn't like dr. Frogley but towards the end of the semester I was sad that our English class had come to an end.I really liked that he made us stand up every morning and say good morning to him however I did not like the sentence diagramming. I also thought that the books were rather interesting and I thought that his view on spiral learning was interesting. All in all ... I really enjoyed his class and I thought that he was a great teacher.

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As a person, he's super nice! Very great and funny guy, but as a teacher.. extremely confusing. Wasn't very clear on what he wanted and kept extending due dates (isn't a bad thing, but it starts to get a little annoying). He'll make you laugh though.

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He is the nicest person. I learned a lot from his classes

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The most amazing person I have ever met. Not only does Dr.Frogley teach so well, he gives out such good life lessons. He is so genuine and I was honestly blessed to have him as a teacher. He is absolutely amazing and it brightens my day seeing him around the school. I really hope I get him as a teacher again next year!

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I had Dr. Frogley for civics, and as long as you are involved in class you can definitely get something out of it, as he is very passionate about teaching and he made a lot of really fun projects for us, although he doesn't give out rubrics for them, so it's unclear sometimes about what he looks for. But he is a very nice man and does what he can to help everyone in the class.

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Frogley was a ridiculous teacher. He had some good moments, but overall, was totally useless. He assigned huge projects about irrelevant subjects, and always talked down to the class. He insists to be called Dr., Captain, or Sir, and you can't forget that he has posters of Einstein, Gandhi, and then himself on the walls of the class. Very narcissistic. He could be interpreted as being old school... but he's just... he's awful. Switch out if you can.

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I was taught civics as well as history by Dr.Frogley, lets just say I love him as a person. he's so caring and has a high respect for the students based on their personalities. However, I did not find his method of teaching very effective at all. He teaches the way he would learn something and never gives out study sheets for anything, just says you have to "know everything". The workload is ridiculous and tests are far to hard when the student doesn't know what to learn for the test. Too hard.

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He marks on his perception of you rather than what is actually written on the page.

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Dr.Frogley was one of my favrouite teachers, he was always very helful and insightful. I wrote to him 6 years after I had been in his class and I couldnt believe he still remembered me, that is the mark of a great teacher. He always had something interesting planned for the class, I found he was not always appreciated by some of the students but I found him to be a great teacher!

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He does not teach grammar in careers. Do the work when you need to and it will not be too much. Very fast and easy marker. He is extremely understanding and so respectful and caring to a new extent. He knew I studied like crazy for my history test and he actually stopped by my class during the test and told my teacher that he wanted to see how I was doing, saying "she worked so hard for you". Never in my life have I heard a teacher say that he sometimes thinks he gets paid too much.

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Way too much work, up to unreasonable amounts. He conducts the whole class about himself, me, me, me. Everything is about him and how he does everything right, stuck up jerk. Uses "big words" because he thinks we're all lower than him somehow, and has absolutely no respect for his students.

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Doc Frogley is actually a really cool guy. You can tell that he ENJOYS teaching, which is rare among most teachers. He cares a lot, and if you pay attention you can learn quite a bit about life as well as the subject. He does give too much work though, but he's a super easy marker so as long as you put lots of colourful pictures in the assignment you'll pass with 80% +. I didn't think I'd miss his class but I do.

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lol found this rating place just by searching up frogley, and i did it cause he seems like someone who has alot of experience would show up for something on the internet..I only had him for a few weeks so far and he seems like a pretty cool guy, but yea, its true that he gives a lot of work especially for english and his sentence smarts project! I've actually spent a lot of money for supplies for his class since he only wants you to use D-ring binders and you need to have a lot of plastic sleeve

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He does NOT mark fairly. I'm probably the one few who notice this but HE FAVOURS STUDENTS. Everyone is getting 70s and the students that he favours got 95 if not 100 . REALLY???????? LIKE STOP.

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Dr. Frogley is a really nice teacher. He is understanding and caring but he gives sooo much work. By the time I finished his course I had huge dark circles under my eyes from staying up late tryin to finish all his projects. He also doesn't give fair marks. People try so hard in his class but he never gives good marks.

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Mr Frogleys stories are legendary. He could litterally fill up every single class just with stories of his life. But he is a really great, caring guy. He is usually not very clear about assignments, but if you ask him he will explain. If you put effort into ur course with him, you will learn a lot .. not only about the subject but about being a good person.

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Dr. Frogley is a really good teacher. Most people only see that he gives a lot of homework and is just really annoying, but he's actually a really nice guy, and if you put the slightest bit of thought into what you are doing, you learn a ton. Because of his English class, I'm way ahead of most people.

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I'll admit Careers could be debated on whether or not it's a course seriously worth putting a fair chunk of your quality time into, but Dr. Frogley himself is a pretty darned good teacher, I think.

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Nice Guy, bad course. Could try to give less homework.

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Did not answer my questions clearly...his assignments are POINTLESS

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you are a awesome teacher :) very helpful in civics

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I Also don't understand why everyone is so negative about him. I mean yes he has strange habits but it's different and his unique ways makes me pay more attention since it's something new and I like the change, it's not what you'd do in every other class. If you listen to him you find he's really nice, funny and sarcastic. Don't take everything that he says so seriously and you'll find he jokes in a-lot of his stories. He's one of the few teachers that cares so much about his students!

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I don't understand why everyone is no negative towards him - he's a really nice teacher, and never has a bad attitude. He loves helping his students, and like to liven class up with his unique tactics. His class would be the greatest if we were to have more time to do the heavy workload.

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Quirky teacher, lots of interesting discussions- made learning fun!

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I was nervous about his class at first what with all the rumours going around. But afterwards I found it to be a great class! i miss going there now that it's over, we had a grea tclass dynamic going and his corny jokes only helped everyone cheer up more. Although his interest in grammar is a bit too strong at times, Dr.Frogley is a good teacher and i appreciate everything he has taught me

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Dr/Captain/Coach Frogley is hard to deal with we have to stand up at the begging of every class to adress him and when we answer a question we have to stand up. He doesn't teach us careers i've learned nothing but grade 4 english all year 9/10 of my book is on the noble english sentence which we are not being marked for he gives out random assignments with what we need to do on a page but all the page ends up saying is stuff like intro, jahari window, 21 questions. Advice for Frogley stick to the cariculum!

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I love the way he taught Grade 12 English. The way we looked at everything in 3 or 4 different ways (with debates, seminars, multiple intelligence, etc) was brilliant. Our class was such a family. Thanks, Dr. Frogley!

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well, i think he's a nice guy and means well, he just isn't very clear sometimes, as much as he tries to make the course relevant and interesting. if you put a little effort into what you do, just get through everything he gives you and do a decent job, you'll get a high mark. definitely make it LOOK NICE

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definitely agree that he's lazy, careers with him was like an online course (no actual working in class - waste of my time!) but i think he means well...

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Very pretentious, means well, but desperately needs a reality check. Good students find him tedious and bad ones find him ridiculous. Arts and crafts on your project's guarantee good marks. BORING!

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dosnt reaqd all of the massive projects assigned, gives ALOT of homework, VERY nice guy for sure and i ...well taught myself alot in that class but he showed me the way

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I can honestly say he has been the best teacher I have EVER had. Just do the work, listen and participate...he is a very intelligent man

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Absoloutely useless class. I ended up giving more information to the class on Shakespeare than he did.

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Very, very nice. Always understanding and doesn't mind extending due dates or discussing marks with his students. Easy marker. We just need more class time to work on his tedious assignments.

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nice enough but his assignments are tedious

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Quite a bad teacher and does not really teach much and does not know his extent of the work he has given.

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Terrific person, fun class. Marks high. Easily wowed by passion/glitz/hyperbole. Cheese=marks. Understanding, accomodating. Better teacher of wide-eyed-wonder than of English.

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Dr. Frogley is amazing. Obviously the people who gave him bad ratings are just too lazy to work hard in his classes. If you're a good student he's the teacher for you.

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Careers:worksheets are impossible/stressful to try and figure out."Creative" means looks nice.FAR to much "pointless busywork".Might learn something if given time to breath. Tries.

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This class made me enjoy learning again. I was motivated and i felt like he gave me a chance--unlike most teachers. He's ingenious and pushes you to your limit

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careers is the best course ever, all the work is actually gonna be of use to me in the future, there should be a careers class #2!

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Nice guy but WAY TOO MUCH WORK, and for goodness sakes! it's CAREERS! no one cares! why so much work! and for nothing! AHHHHH!

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A nice man, but he takes the pretentious "SMMARRT UR UP" bull way too seriously. I hate everything about his teaching style, but I like him.

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He's a misunderstood man... and that makes him very cool.

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wonderful teacher, great jokes, great activities ... you're a genius doc, keep it up!

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Nicest man

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The man's a genius...but i've written 2 essays every week for the past few months!!

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A nice man, but I like religion to be kept OUTSIDE of the classroom

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very fair, will discuss a mark and listen to you. An amazing person, really wants you to do well. He tries to show you how good you are with his high expectations

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too much work, but he makes class interesting with his new teaching methods.. *cough*

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He is one of the best teachers.

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Interesting teaching methods, good change, better than most teachers.

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Never gives a definate answer!!!

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this is an institution of learning, I really hate getting bible thumped

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He gives WAY too much work. SMMARRT UR UNLIMITED.

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Very honest and good storyteller. Not too clear most of the time

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My god man, let's cut down on the workload!!!

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