adapt or die.
The reason why people think Carmichael is a bad teacher is because they depend on him too much. Students should try to also depend on themselves too to get work done and understanding material. I'm in his biology class and yeah you do need to rely on yourself to get things done, he's just there to guide you but he won't do it for you.
He's literally a mess. I've only been in his class for a little while, and I am already completely lost. He jumps from topic to topic, and although he tells you to copy notes and write down what he says, he never uses anything he says in his tests. Mainly because he talks about crap that doesn't really matter. If you like learning from the textbook, then great. If not, youre screwed. Basically self learn in his class.
Possibly the worst teacher you will ever have.
Great person though.
I've had him for my second year now. Worst science teacher ever.
Mr. Carmichael is an awesome teacher. Super funny and makes the class fun. He is very knowledgeable, and answers all the questions. Tests are a little bit hard, but he shows great study techniques.
Very Talkative. I had him for summer school, if you want to have fun, he's pretty fun. Material wise, it requires you to learn a lot on your own time. He likes to pick on some students specifically. Sometimes he doesn't explain well enough over material, and his tests consequently, are fairly difficult. If you are willing to study a lot at home, and have fun in class, choose Mr. Carmichael. Overall 8/10
This teacher is definitely misunderstood from reading all these comments. By reading these comments I forgot that people only come onto this website to complain. It makes sense, if you are anonymous and you have a complaint this is the perfect place to come to! I had a blast with this guy teacher us BIO 11 during the summer. You have to be in a fun learning environment or else it's easy to get lost. He has a good humour and I think that people take his jokes too seriously sometimes.
Carmichael was a sweet teacher to have gunna miss that dude
nothing else to say. hes just a horrible teacher
One of my favourite teachers in high school. He genuinely cares that his students learn, is always willing to help you after class and write reference letters, and offers great life advice. I couldn't have taken the steps toward my dreams without him. You have to take the initiative to talk to him and invest yourself into learning biology or else the amount you have to learn will overwhelm you. If you're planning to pursue biology in the future, definitely take his class and seek his advice .
I learned nothing last year which made me struggle in science this year. His class is a joke
Very good teacher very knowledgeable very helpful gives a lot of life advice.
Not a good teacher, could be a great athlete.
His teaching methods might be a bit unorthodox, but he's really doing you a favour by helping prepare you for university. He is extremely knowledgeable and can answer literally any question about biology. One of the few teachers at Point Grey who genuinely cares about his students.
I love Mr. Carmichael so much, and I feel like he's misunderstood. He does get off topic a lot and I know that makes it hard for a lot of kids, but he's still a great teacher.
Good teacher, might be some hiccups along the way but leaves a really good impression.
Terrible teacher in my opinion always very unhelpful in class
Great teacher in my opinion always very helpful in class
Plain terrible. Teaching is impossible to understand and goes off topic frequently. No use asking any questions cause he'll just give you a completely unrelated answer. Projects usually does not make sense and Carmichael provides very limited explanations. Gets mad and throws tantrums frequently. In these heated moments he always says disrespectful things that are insulting to certain groups of people. Favors Caucasians over other races.
Carmichael is a total disgrace to Point Grey.
1. Teaches the same thing 3 times
2. Never does quizzes and tests on schedule
3. Wants students to read textbook and do their workbook themselves without any teaching from him
4. Very difficult exams
6. Rants about students not speaking English in class every week. These rants usually take about twenty minutes
7. Makes fun of how ESL students speak English
8. Does stupid imitation of chinese mandarin and cantonese
CarmichaelOne of the worst teachers I have ever met
Funny teacher, you're lucky if you get him.
Yeah if this is what you call a teacher then I'm done with Vancouver.
Terrible teacher doesn't teach and always goes off topic.
Sometimes I would be so lost as he goes off on the most random topics while lecturing. You have to hand in lots of homework/lab write ups that I hardly ever received my mark for or got back. Also, he would go through his power point slides so fast I was lucky if I got a sentence down. I am in university now and don't think it has effected my learning negatively or positively. He clearly knows a lot about biology but just doesn't explain the information very clearly.
Hey is a very smart person in biology. And talks about crap all day. But he prepares you really well for university and in the end, that is all that matters. . And get coffee so you don't fall asleep. Good luck!! you will need it.
Very knowledgable and challenges students to take ibitiative and not necessarily wait for information to come to them, slightly oriented in a university environment. Very healthy and fun classroom, would definitely recommend!
the absolute worst teacher i have ever had the misfortune to have... teaches absolutely nothing goes off topic every 2 seconds and the minimal things that he does teach make no sense whatsoever and he also thinks he's super funny which he isn't....gives super hard tests and exams based on everything he doesn't teach at extreme difficulty so basically you're going to have to learn everything on your own....get out of his class asap while you can or you'll be sorry
adapt or die! his classes are fine if you can adapt
also, lab work and worm/grasshopper quizzes were a real pain! quizzes are really strangely orientated with weird surprise questions (make sure to read his online notes in great depth) but tests are great. somewhere along the course, his notes got better (the fill-in-the-blank ones were really helpful). and sometimes his explanations to questions asked don't make a lot of sense... otherwise pretty good!
Very knowledgable, extremely helpful...and hilarious as a teacher. Finished all materials and had lots of time left over to do labs and fun activities. A very nice person, and easy to talk to.
-random fact of the day!
-his RUWAKEs are interesting.....(wakes you up)
-communicates with his students
-prepares you for the real world
cons -hate hate HATE his lab quizes ( the letters are so small and he goes way too fast!! ) -some questions in the tests are never in this text books... (ex. how does a brittle fish protect itself? ) -makes us go online to look for notes (very vague) -picks on some students -kind of disorganized
carmichael is the best professor in the whole science department at point grey!
i cant talk for previous years but for my class he was very forgiving and gave us chances upon chances to get our act together and if you end up reading this mr c i just want you to know that im grateful for that
isn't interesting that most of the people who are rating teachers are whiners not winners..guess they never really listened to Mr. C
i really like him as a person and he as a great charisma and whatever, but way too unclear
constantly off-topic; disorganized; random; probably off better taking an online course than him
Hey i think he is a fine teacher. This is the way in universities. He gives you materials, and you study yourself. If you don't understant, then you can ask him. You will understand it if you get into the university.
very hard to follow, he constantly drifts off topic and is very unclear as to what it is your learning. any notes you take are useless as its all things like "so what is physics?" write that down. well physics is...
He's such a nice guy and I really enjoyed being in his class. He gave me a lot of useful knowledge to move on in highschool.
cant hear what hes saying during class! .. he is just so so ....
People don't give him enough credit. Students at PG are used to being babied, and sorry, but in the real world the classes are like his. You're expected to pull you're own weight. Mr Carmichael's a great guy and a good leader
mumbles too much and too fast... impossible notes... contradicts both himself and the textbook all the time... and clearly favors some studnets over others
You will learn NOTHING if u don't read your trusty textbook..his test r quite hard too u hve to reaaali study
Marc Carmichael puts the critters in my gang. He then will yep the gang with some critters. Once the critters are on my yep my gang is yap with my critters. This is all explained by the Big Ideas in Biology. Yep to my gang.
not so fond of his "notes" that he says hes going to post on the site but never does then screws us all over when the whold test is based on his notes. talks way too soft and way too fast. would make a good charades player th
well, he mumbles all his words and expects us to copy all of it down, and writes so tiny that we have to go right up to the board in order to see, well still cool teacher~!
like seriously WHAT is he saying in class?!?!?!?! i have no idea,first were talking bout chapter 1 and like 5 minutes later hes like OKAY going on to chapter 4.. gosh.. and i can BARELY hear him talk
doesnt make alotta sense, rambles on about things that have nothing to do with the lesson, goes completely off topic, and he assigns like a test every day. Unless ur a genius ur gonna do bad in this class!
Disorganized notes; completely unstructured. Often rambles on random stuff completely unrleated to the lesson.
I will not be taking bio 12 next year if i live, i do not like mr carmichael, the tests have gotten to the point where i feel like walking out and never coming back
a "quiz" with 80 questions on tuesday, quiz out of 40 on monday and an exam the week after... i dont see how i will ever pass Bioloy 11 if things stay the same.. more projects please... or at least one for term 3....
he can be a little disorganized but he gives help if you go to see him and is a good guy.....he had a fun/interesting class
"If you nothing good to say..don't say it at all"...you try teaching at PG
"GANG. i cannot see any of you even thinking about going to university, if you think you haveing stress, u dont know stress, stress is divorced, bankrupted, and having kids"-marc
mmmk gang lets just get in the game here gang... the main players gang, are lymph nodes and blue shmoo. mmmk gang write that down now gang.
He is the worst math teacher yet... Unorganized and cannot teach. The material he teaches does not even make sense.
he is really nice but unfortunatly he teaches in a way that is really unclear and hard to understand, it would be great if he gave us more complete notes.
so unorganized, bad teacher, no notes, can't teadch material, good guy, can't teach!!!
he has one way of thinking and even though the whole class (even the geeks) didnt get his process and hardly ever payed attention. I fell asleep in his class alot of times.
he is nice sort of but he is so unclear and disorganized, has no idea what he is talking about and yeah, he is just a bad teacher. he made me hate bio.
I DONT UNDERSTAND ANY BIOLOGY CONCEPTS AT ALL! VAGUE TEACHING INTERSPERSED WITH STRANGE JOKES!
Carmichael or should I say the M C Carm is a pretty goof teacher but definitely can be disorganized!
VERY COOL TEACHER, really funny, his classes were sooo fun, except when he barks at us...:)
his a nice teacher but he doesn't noe how to teach! he noes his science, but he just can't teach it to us. And his notes dunt make sense whatsoever
cool and funny.. will make u laugh every class. his tests r pretty straight 4ward, but there will be LOTS of work and tests!