First impression was bad. In a sense that I thought he was kidding in class. After the first genetics test, I now get a feel to what he's like. He doesn't care whether you are dumb or smart because he wants everyone to succeed but you just need to show him that you want to succeed. He doesn't use textbooks or presentations or hand-outs but I bet you that you will understand any concept better than any other student in another Biology class. He gives you motivation throughout the course daily.
Merner is the best teacher I have ever had. He cares so much about his students and actually wants you to succeed. Take in that my whole class didn't receive a single handout or take a written note for a whole unit, and we all understood the concept perfectly just through his explanations in class. SWITCH INTO HIS CLASS ASAP!!!
Merner is a very smart man, no doubt. His teaching philosophy is unconventional, to say the least; but... there is something else about him I can't perfectly describe. Something that brings out the best even in the students who are most indifferent to and lousy in biology? Sort of, but that's not all. Something you will feel for sure when you yourself enroll in his class.
I luckily had Mr Merner as my science teacher in 2003. I never encountered a teacher quite like Merner. He was real, smart, helpful, and funny. You can tell this man has a passion for teaching and really enjoys what he does. I was not a very good student and never cared for grades, but I remember like it was yesterday when I tried my hardest to get the best mark in the class as a token of my appreciation to his hard work and dedication to us students. Thanks Merner! - M.Z
He is an amazing, funny, smart tracher
He is a bossman. The best teacher in Canada and while being such a cool azz dude he still manages to teach you more than any other teacher could while keeping it interesting. I love this man no homo. Thanks for being one of the little things right with this educational system. Booyah
Having Mr. Merner at some point during your career at Iroquois Ridge is an absolute must. His courses are challenging, but not to discourage you only to show you that you are capable. He is incredibly knowledgeable on course material, and extremely passionate about teaching. He will teach you lessons that go beyond the classroom, giving you the tools you need to be successful. I can't say enough good things about this teacher... He's amazing! He will ignite your passion for learning.
Mr. Merner was one of the best teachers I've ever known. He challenged his students, pushing them to exceed their potential. He was humorous, always made students laugh after a strenuous test. His faith never wavered in his students, whether they struggled or succeeded. He never doubted the future horizon of medicine research would be a bright one, and perhaps never knew that his lectures, his generosity would fuel some of the brightest 'stars' on that horizon. I'm privileged to know him.
Favours the smart kids! Always late and leaves class.
He's not the best teacher because he doesn't teach, but at least he engages the students and knows what he's talking about
Mr. Merner was the best teacher at Iroquios when I graduated hands down. Always eager to help and his teaching made me want to learn. Thanks Mr. Merner. Hope all is well.
GREAT TEACHER~~ ...AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME EAT PUDDING IN CLASS.
MERNER IS THE MAN! HILARIOUS and you'll never fall asleep in his class. Pretty easy marker and helpful. Always drinking Starbucks coffee.
My fav teacher. He is absolutely hilarious. He has unique way of teching (His Yoda philosophy is really something). He's very open, gives studnets a lot of freedom, and understands them well.
the flippin best teacher of life hes hard but will make sure u understand the task he makes me like science <3
A very enthusiastic and funny teacher. His lessons are memorable and he explains stuff very well. You learn a lot in his classes.
such a hard marker and teacher but challenges and teaches great...YOU ACTUALLY LEARN
He's a great teacher! He actually made science interesting!
haha merner! so jokes during the exam..."hey, where's dave? ahhh!"
best science teacher in the building. very effective with examples and brings science to an everyday world. definately get him for science if you are taking it.
ur a very good teacher. It is nice to know that u want to prepare us for university. thanks for being such a "caring" teacher. lolz.
You have been voted off survivor, pass me your torch!
never made science more interesting, always helpful, easy to talk to
Best teacher i've ever had hard but science has never been more fun!hes funny 2
Merner rules...great teaching style, easy to understand, funny as HELL!!
Mr. merner is a kool teacher... but.. is a weirdo...
Grade 10 Science rocked! (Although it was 3 years ago)