He's obviously very passionate about the subject and he brings a lot of that passion to his teaching. If you take his course and pay attention you are guaranteed to learn a lot and have fun doing so. You do need to have a bit of a thick skin in his class though, as sometimes he likes to pick on his students. He does this out of love (mostly) but he has been known to take it too far.
Mr. Van Allen was a great teacher, I learned a lot about the performing arts because of him. But he was rude, sarcastic and had favourites. He was so entitled and treated me very rudely even though I did all of my work and never skipped his class. I did become a better Actress after taking his class though. Compared to Sparks, he's a better teacher. But if you want a teacher that's actually nice, don't take Drama with him.
Everyone needs to take drama with Mr.Van Allen!!! Honestly one of the best teachers at Bell! If you try hard, you'll definitely get a high 90
Take drama. You won't regret it. Easiest course -- but I have never learned so much in a course.
Awesome teacher! He includes everyone, but if your late to his class alot, hes not gonna be happy with you. He does a great job at helping students, and wants them to succeed. Great teacher
He's incredible. A wonderful teacher who pushes you to succeed. He wants his students to grow, improve, and believe in himself. He puts so much time and energy into his extracurriculars, its wonderful
Eccentric, but aren't we all? He is a genuine person and seeks to help his students make the best decisions for themselves.
Overall he tries to reach the kids on a personal level, not in school but outside of school. He helps with motavation and confidence. I can't forget that he is an amazing drama teacher!
Awesome teacher. Nobody else could have taught me as much as he did. He is down to earth and knows EVERYTHING about drama. Just don't try to be his friend!
this teacher is by far my favourite teacher, and I'm sure there are MANY others who agree when I say that this teacher does more than just teach, he inspires you.
so inspirational, changes the way you will see the world
DONT BE SHY AND PARTICIPATE. YOU ARE SURE TO GET AN EXCELLENT MARK. GOOD TEACHER. YOU WONT BE SHY ANYMORE AFTER HIS CLASS
hilarious...cruel....but honest. an extraodinary drama teacher.
Teaches about life, not just drama...which i now love. intelligent, quick-witted, just a great person. Makes you think for yourself.
An awesome drama teacher! very knowledgeable and really just a great guy. Spent some of the best times of my highschool life in his class. Love ya PVA.
funniest teacher! Great Drama teacher definitly gave me confidence being in his class! Now which story was true??? lol
Great guy and awesome teacher. If you get to know him he'll be just like a good friend. Now AMUSE me! lol
van allen is the best drama teacher ever ur gonne have an awsum time if uve got drama wit him
Fair, intelligent, friendly, approachable. Likes to get involved. Best teacher I ever had.
Very hard marker, but you generally feel good leaving the class. Energzing.