Average 3.64 based on 42 teacher ratings
Michael Birman is a Science/English teacher at Thornlea Secondary School located in Thornhill, Ontario. When comparing Michael Birman's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Michael Birman's ratings are below the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornlea Secondary School is 4.19 stars.
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The man is a genius! Some say he can't teach - that's totally messed up. He can teach IF you're interested in learning. If you don't want to learn, take a different class. But if you want to learn, Mr. Birman is the guy for you. So the choice is yours.

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He is a nice guy but he's teaching method is very abstract and I couldn't understand him even with extra clarfication it really depends on how u learn I suppose but he was annoying in the fact that he picked favorites and even though I was one I hated that he even picked them because he was really mean to my friends in his class some of them true harder than me

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Others say Mr. Birman can't teach but I say he not only can teach, but is one of the best teachers around. Of course, if you're not ready to really learn, then he will not be the teacher for you. Bu

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He is so funny, such a cool guy, but can't teach. However, he offered extra help(because i didn't learn anything in class) and i almost went to him once per week and he was always welcoming.

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A great teacher, science and lifewise

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The word TEACH is in the name TEACHER, right? Well, he cannot teach, so why does he call himself a teacher?!?! he is a nice guy and all, but he really needs to learn how to teach properly..

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Needs to get his act together.

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I learned everything about his family , but nothing about science

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Keeps the class interesting. Haha, he fell asleep one time.

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cool guy

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AWSUMMMM TEACHERR

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very nice and teachs what must be taught

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I liked Birman. And he's a good teacher. Though he makes lots of corny jokes. He explains things well and will help you out after class and during lunch. I had him garde 9 and 10. Just don't miss any science classes... I missed a lot of physics and now I don't understand any of it (but I did really well in chem...)

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hate this teacher, doesn't know how to teach, hard marker, and talks about the most random things that have nothing to do with science. jokes aren't even funny.

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He's ok. But that room we're in...room 123 makes his voice echo throughout the room which makes it hard for me to focus -_-. I'm gonna fail this course, GG

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Wow... he's cool, but he is the second vaguest teach ever. You can ask him if something is red or blue, and he'll say "yes." Only reason i passed his class was cause i read the textbook. But, but, he'll give extra time on tests and exams, that helped a lot too. He always tries to help you with and questions that you have too.

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Mr.Birman is an amazing person. He transforms what would otherwise be ordinary classroom pedagogy into wonderful, experiential events where everybody in the class learns something. Two thumbs up for Mr. Birman.

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his reply to every question: "read the textbook"

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mr birman= funny. hard.confusing. makes it seem like youre passing.. but fails you =)

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Very Smart guy, makes learning fun, very hard marker, makes a few jokes from time to time

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Cool teacher. Funny guy. Very nice. Hard marker. He thinks learning is fun :l

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I was laughing AT Mr. Birman most of the time. Still a pretty fun guy tho.

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one of the coolest teachers ive ever had but man the guy belongs at a hippie ranch not in the classroom. never took up hw(sometimes good) but ver bad when it came to exams...i had nothing to study from at all!

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Things can get quite complicated in his class but the sense of humour makes up for it

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coolest teacher ever. made me love science

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The HARDEST teacher I ever had!

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go mr. b

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i slept in class everyday

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mr birman has a good teacher style, but i dunt get it, so.... but he is really ehlpful to students

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very funny...not good teacher

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I think he is not a bad teacher, he is quite funny sometimes. I think those ppl who think he does not explain anything is just those who dont review their work

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really good teacher helps u whenever u need help fantastic tecaher

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mr birman is sooo nice... he is a really good teacher

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he didnt really teach, i ended up teaching my class half the material

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he is really nice i had him as a teacher last year!

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He was a horrible teacher. He never explained anything and had us do the most pointless work. I learned nothing.

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keez so hard to learn from

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he is really funny

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not and easy marker but a very funny teacher

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