Had him last year. He was had an... interesting way of looking at things. For example, he called Pacific Mall the "rip-off hong kong" mall. He would always stare at me when he was teaching a lesson so I kept getting distracted. He ended up leaving halfway through the year. The moodle still has the blurry picture of him standing on a podium, which you have to scroll across to actually see this tiny picture.
He taught my business class this year.. He left about a month ago. He only remembered the names of 3 people in my class.. And apparently Canada isn't a democracy according to him. EXTREMELY rude and doesn't teach a damn thing.
Mid way through the year, he left Mdhs after a LONG 30 years. This was my worst experience ever. I could've taken the course online and passed because EVERYTHING was online, including tests. Instead of giving us time in class to do notes, he would just drone on about topics that were not relevant for the full class period! People say he was wise, but he just knew a lot of random facts and half of them were incorrect. Quote- "You're wrong!" According to him, Canada is not a democracy.
A smart guy, however he does not know how to teach properly. when teaching, he always goes off topic so by the end of class you will have no idea what you learned. his assignments are confusing, he does not explain anything and he deducts marks on random things. he doesnt explain why you got certain point/question wrong so youll have no idea why you have that mark. he always picks on people and have favourites. Overall, bad!
Humiliates people in front of the class and talks to you as if you're stupid. If you ask for help, he'll get angry for not listening. If you're one of his favorite, easy 90% or over. Awful teacher.. please just retire
He should just retire
Worlds dumbest teacher. Could not teach! Did not Teach! Never taught me anything! Can't Mark anything properly
Easiness: To nothing in class, rambles on about stuff, tries to teach but goes on about irrelevant stuff. Easy...until he gives you your test that has nothing he taught.
Helpfulness: Ask him a question and you'll end up with a 5 minute long reply, just try to pick out what you need.
Clarity: goes uhh..uhh.uhh very often. you'll get use to it.
Knowledge: He knows his stuff
Strict: You can leave class and he wont give a dam. He'll make fun of people though. Try to be his favorite.
Uhhh..uhh.uh. Boring teacher. Hard to pay attention. Nobody really pays attention in class. Knows his stuff though.
Pownall is boring... does the same effect as Room 226 in the new school except Room 226 has a werid lighting that makes me want to sleep but Ms Webber is a much better teacher than him. He definatly knows his stuff in terms of business field. However some stories he tells are not even relevant and n
Very knowledgeable in the business fields but tends to stutter alot. All in all he knows his stuff guys, dont doubt him.
he brags too much, talks too much, always tries to act cool .. he knows a lot of stuff.. doesnt teach it to you though.
Amazing teacher, if you actually pay attention to what he is saying it helps u big later on, thanks to his teachings im doing better in post secondary then i have ever done in highschool.
Talks too much, and says "uuuhh" too much. Also brags about his course pack being number one in Canada too much, complaining that he never gets his royalty check... At least I can get away sleeping in his class.
Knows pretty much everything you need to know about business ... plus more.
He has a really boring monotone voice but if you take the effort to listen he has some interesting stories - lets you talk during class
Mr. Pownall likes to drone on and on about totally irrelavant things for what seems like an eternity. His whole vocabulary consists of: thank you folks (with signature hand raised in the air), (yournamehere) i would be paying attention if i were you, uhhhhhhh, excuse me & when you're ready. It drives me INSANE,
knows everything about everything, genisus, and knows NY like its markham
Pownall is the man, extreamly knowlegeble about the buisness world and will tell you like it is, class is very discussion orientated and if you speak you learn, great class that was a lot of fun
Goes off on huge tangents about nothing, knows business and thats whats importany
He is a very cool guy with a good head on his shoulders. Likes to joke and have fun while teaching - makes business more fun
Pownall is the worst teacher im sorry. like he never lets us ask questions and he goes on forever about BS. Hes the reason im not taking marketing,
Very smart guy and also didn't care when you were late....I was late 30 times and he only made fun of me
What a smart guy! You learn so much without even trying.
Greatest teacher at MDHS, will be a sad day when he retires.
My favourite teacher of all time.the smartest person I have ever met.lots of fun
Great teacher, taught alot about business and taking lecture notes