I love how he doesnt brag about how much he knows. He'll be doing a lecture with his notes out, and then you look at the notes, and theres like, two points on it, so everything he said in class was from MEMORY. Hes not an easy marker, but hes extremely fair. Do your work and you will get 100%, sometimes over. His projects are super fun and educational. #RosstheBoss #Rosspect
I happen to stumble onto this site but was motivated to leave a comment after seeing how highly regarded Mr Parkinson STILL is. I had him in the late 90's and he was the best teacher I ever had. Glad to see all these years later Mr Parkinson is still the same guy and his passion for his students is as bright as ever. A sentiment held by many from what I can see below. Good on ya Mr P.
I had Mr. Parkinson for two courses and he is by far the best teacher I've had in my entire schooling. He marks fairly, answers every question you have in depth, speaks incredibly clear, listens to student's concerns and problems and helps resolve them. He is the example of a perfect teacher and any teacher I will have after will not compare.
Your stay at Langstaff is not complete if you have not had a course with Mr. Parkinson. I highly recommend this teacher.
AMAZING IN EVERY WAY
A teacher that's nice, open to the class, funny, has a cool sports car, and actually knows what he's teaching? Get us more of those.
Greatest man ever
The best teacher I've ever had for a course at langstaff.
Very smart, fair and funny. Looking forward to being in more of his classes
One of the best teacher I had so far, but still haven't told us how old he is yet. xD
Extremly smart. One of my favourite teachers <3
LOL!! MR Parkinson!!!! He is one of my best teacher that I ever had in my life!!!!!!! He emits very funny facial expressions when he sees 'Parkinson disease' lol I just love him. I had him last year and his history and English skills were highly skilled. He is very educated person!!
He is overall a good teacher. He knows about everything. But he really cares about the forms. If you don't do what he expects you to do, your mark is gonna be very poor. He marks hard. But still a good teacher when you go to him and ask for help.
Best teacher I have ever had. Has so much information to share and he will help you with everything. He is also very nice and relates to most the kids and is able to talk to them. Overall amazing teacher, if you dont get him for a course that he teaches, switch into his class! #RossTheBoss
One of the most reasonable teachers I have had in my entire life. #rosstheboss
#RossTheBoss is a new trend at langstaff. Pretty much says it all.
#RosstheBoss almost always marks assignments the day of, knows his stuff and makes a potentially boring class interesting.
Great teacher, but his marking skills are complex sometimes
Nothing to say. The best.
He's alright. I like how he has a clear and loud voice. He helps whenever you need it. Marking is a little strange. I feel like he either marks real hard, or too easy.
Gives extremely high marks and makes you very motivated to study for the test because of the jeopordy games he makes where he actually gives you bonus marks if you do well. His exams are often hard though but that just means you have to study a little harder for them.
amazing teacher! best teacher at langstaff. he is very helpful and i hope i can have him as a teacher again in the future.
- 2011-2012 civics student
He is very knowledgeable and very helpful to learn, however, he kind of marks really weird and somehow very unfair for presentations. tip: don't go first for presentations
Mr. Parkinson is an amazing teacher! I really enjoyed the atmosphere of his class. He provides us with great knowledge of history. If you work hard and make an effort, you will receive many bonus marks and opportunities to get high marks! His classes are also very enjoyable and fun!
Mr Parkinson was my favourite teacher when I attended Langstaff, he is one of the reasons why I got my BA in History. I'm glad he is still teaching Jason Mc Donald Class of 95
an amazing teacher, truly cares about his students succeeding :) movie times are awesome, easy marker, i had my highest mark in this course :) if you study, tests are ridiculously easy
I had him back in the early 90s when he first started teaching. He was difficult but he was the best. I learned a lot in his classes. Thanks!
Very down to earth, understanding and young enough to connect with the students yet old enough to maintain authority and be taken seriously.
Lectures are tiring and so are his tests but everything else is perfect. LOVE the movie times that last half a week. And his personal life is just too jokes. Really young, and the only teacher to have
BEST TEACHER IN LANGSTAFF!! He'll take off a mark or two for random stuff but overall, he AWESOME ROSS-PEKT!
ive always been bad in history but I finished with a 79 in his class. I <3 Parkinson
thanks for letting me hand stuff in late all the time LOL
Very rude. Doesn't know how to mind his own business, and is always complaining. "IF SOMEONE WOULD VOLUNTEER TO HELP" is something he says on a daily basis. Cares about things that don't matter.
Parkinson is a very insightful teacher. He seems to know a lot with anything he teaches. I have a lot of respect for his knowledge; however, he is VERY biased and favours students to a different level
he SEEMED like a good teacher, but the more time i spent in his classes the clearer it became that this wasn't the case. he's INCREDIBLY biased and doesn't care about his students. very disappointing.
he is lenient with grading helping you get into university...his lectures are great but the group work is biased and not bc of him but the 1s he puts in charge
Interesting guy, but his lectures are very one-sided, sometimes writing for a hour and a half straight. Only explains stuff when asked to. Good teacher overall though.
Amazing teacher. The lectures are the best I've ever had.
Honestly, The best teacher I have had in my entire life. It is almost impossible to find a teacher like Ross. I wish he was my teacher for every course. If that were the case, school would be fun.
Excellent lectures, fun classes, just an overall great guy! Offers help even if you don't want it, but it's always useful. Fair marker and the best history teacher you will ever find.
have him in grade ten history. hes the easiest marker among all history teachers i've had but if you follow the instructions Very cool, knows all students and is always fair
had him in grade 10, will have him again in gr. 11, thus i would be expecting a great semester
The 11 World History to the 16th Century course was soooo good. He made it really interesting and the classes were lots of fun. Plus we watched movies every couple of weeks. Great guy!
Wonderful lectures! I didn't find him a very hard marker, but some other people did. I loved the movies, sir! You're the first one who managed to make me watch a movie like that, lol. Definetly a great teacher.
I have a lot of respect for this man. Trully a great guy.
really good teacher. makes history interesting and easy.
Grade 12 West/World History is great with him. He's more of a friend to a student, rather than a teacher.
Award for BEDT TEACHER should be given to you sir ross! Unique teaching style and personality, amazing lectures, knowledg is exceptional, very cool individual,
awesome teacher!! his lectures were great, and i learned a LOT in his classes than i have in ANY other history class!! good job mr. parkinson!!
A very good teacher, easy to get high marks because you learn everything easily and understand what eh says with no problems. One of the best teachers at langstf
awesome teacher, he makes history come alive with clear precise information best teacher in the school by far hows the spain research coming along?
Mr. Parkinson is a great teacher, his classes were the best...........hope to have him next year!!!!
A great teacher to learn from, although he has a slight weirdness in personality.Very lenient and liberal, but very strict in his marking schemes.
The best teacher I've ever had in my LIFE! I wish he taught all of my classes. His teaching style and the way he can communicate with others is amazing! WHOO!!
Mr Parkinson is a great teacher. His lectures are amazing and funny and he really knows his stuff. Follow expectations for assignments carefully.
Smart, incredibly. This man knows what he's talking about and it's obvious he loves his job. I shouldn't have slacked in his class, but he was still nice to me.
By far the best teacher I've had in highschool. His lectures are very clear and entertaining, and his assignments are very interesting. Take his classes!
He taught me 5 times and I wish he my university professor, too. He makes his lectures interesting: they're more like listening to stories than work.
amazing teacher. lectures are intriguing and he makes everything easy to understand and very enjoyable. great man during and after class.
he was soooo cool! i only had him for half a semester, but he was the BEST!
I miss him!! Philosophy is the best class I've had in highskool! =)
The most consistently amazing teacher I've ever had in my life...so depressed I don't have him again. Parkinson is the ultimate, TAKE HIS CLASSES!
his classes are amazing...he's like the best teacher ever!
I hated lectures and history, now I love both! TAKE Parkinson classes!
Very intelligent, very verbose. He knows a great deal about a great # of things.
don't have him as a teacher but he took the time to help me, can't wait forphi12