I had King right after Exeter high school closed down in 2003. Despite not knowing what he was talking about, he constantly put down kids from that school and told us we wouldn't measure up and do well in his class (meanwhile, classmates from Exeter were getting A's in university and doing just fine now!). He was completely judgemental and biased and didnt provide an atmosphere conducive to learning (which I now understand, because I'm now a teacher myself).
I didnt go to Ajax high I went to Harwood back in the early 80's. I had Mr King for math, there were only 2 girls in his class. He not only was rude, he made explicit jokes about the 2 of us which made all the guys laugh. He should have been fired then but had too much of a serpents tongue.
Possibly the best and definitely the most memorable teacher I had in high school. You'll learn plenty about physics, but more about badminton.
Great teacher, although he went off topic (usually about his life or UofT badminton...)
A fantastic teacher very helpful and engaging. He can ramble on sometimes but frankly it's entertaining and it always has a lesson and he can relate it to science in some way. In the end he gets stuff done so what's the diff?
Mr. King is a good teacher, but in his class you tend to learn more about his life then the subject. He does contradict himself a lot but he offers help and treats kids like adults, which isn't what the kids want.
if u like hearing a very old man talk about batminton, and then contridict himself, and then talk about how he cant hear, or see, or talk (he can talk about not talking), u ll enjoy it, otherwise u ll wish u didnt go to class
Awsome teacher. Maybe the hardest but he prepares you for University better than anyone else. If you are ready to do work, he has lots. If you aren't, he still has lots. He is always there to help you when you dont understand
This man thinks way to much of himself and not enough of the kids. I have him this year and all he does is complain about how bad our class is atlearning and doing homework and junk
I had him for science in '93 and physics in '94 (OAC), & although he was 'tough', he probably taught/prepared me for university life more than any other professor. School should be challenging. Grow up, listen...and learn.
I thought that Mr.King was tough, but it scared the students into respecting him, and then he was pretty cool. The people who don't like him are the people that don't plan on doing work anyways. He taught me a lot.
I had the pleasure of being in Mr.King's grade 10 academic science class and learned everyday. People say all he does is talk away the time, the question is do they listen and take it all in. He puts everything in perspective
Go to class, pay attention, ask questions and you will find yourself enjoying his classes. You wont realize all that you learned in his class until you get to university - trust me!
mr king is an ok guy. his classes are fun and you learn. its better than doing straight out of the textbook work. but he gives soooo much homework.
This was my first day in his class: Hello, my name is Mr. King. Here is your homework. And trust me, this was not easy first day hmwk, this was a huge assignment.
He has some good teaching philosophies, but he's too high on himself and is too focused on becoming a legend to become a truly great teacher. Shame on you, Wayne.
I don;t know why everyone complains about him. If you just listen to him you will learn soooo much and he helps alot to. He is a cool guy u just have to be able to think like him!!
Mr. King is the man!! He is such a joker, good coach, and all around good guy....you just gotta get over the rebel against him mindset
passive aggressive- should focus more on teaching physics and less on impressing his students
i don't think hes that cool but theres no middle ground.
King's teaching style is great because he teaches methods that will enable you to suceed academically in any course. Just do the work and stop whining!
I went in university physics to learn about physics and i came out with tons of knowledge about badminton. You figure it out.
He's a tough teacher, but he prepares you for University better than anyone.Work hard and he is ok, but slackers beware! Sorry Mr K, but badminton isn't cool.
Although hes a though guy. He totaly prepares you for university! I'm in unversity physics right now and I'm getting 90%!! GO KING!
He is way way to serious sometimes, and he doesnt like me, as well as being to old fashion.
People complain too much about his class, if you want to seriously be prepared for university, he will show you how its done. Intelligent and cynical(good way).