Average 4.22 based on 70 teacher ratings
Barbara Patton is a Multiple Subjects teacher at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Barbara Patton's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Barbara Patton's ratings are below the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School is 4.03 stars.
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A word of warning, if you think that you can make her like you, go take her class cuz you will have the best time of your life there. Otherwise, just don't. She definitely has favourites, and she could pick on the students that she doesn't like.

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If she thinks you suck, u might as well dig a hole and jump in it for the rest of the school year cuz ur going to suffer. If you catch on to her expectations and demands, ull find her funny and enjoyable.

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funny but she has high standards
she is a grammar freak if you get all grammar correct instantly you get an additional fifty percent LOL i exaggerate a bit
i have her for TOK she gave me twenty for twenty on my knowledge presentation just because I asked the most "philosophical" questions LOL

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My school sent my EE and WA for her to mark. She was not only unhelpful, but also incredibly patronizing. Though she has a strong grasp of grammar and syntax, she seems to look at things through a peephole. Frankly, i could tell that she read parts of my essay hastily and wrote notes that prove just how shallowly she analyzes things. She doesnt seem to mind judging works of literature as "of questionable literary quality", and yet advises students against such bold, unfounded claims.

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Ms. Patton can be really intimidating. She does have mood swings, but you get a hang of how to behave appropriately. She’s lots of fun in class and she’s very entertaining. She definitely likes mature students who don’t ask silly questions, and who know what they’re doing. She’s willing to help if she’s able, so don’t be too intimidated by her. She’s actually really nice. She is SLIGHTLY biased, so stay on her good side.

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At first she terrified me but now she's one of my favourite teachers. She really is one of those people you either love or hate, and it all depends on how flexible you are as a student. She is really

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Ms. Patton is, frankly, one of the best teachers that I've ever had in high school. She makes information interesting. When you laugh at her jokes, you tend to remember the material better. If she has

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intimidating to some people but she's actually nice most of the time. very willing to help if you want to talk to her after class. can be blunt when marking papers, but the marks themselves aren't tha

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scary person..but a great english teacher

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She is amazing. Her classes are always interesting (ie: you will never be bored). She's helpful if you don't ask when she is busy

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like mentioned before, either you like her or you hate her. She's very temperamental and u don't wan to get on her wrong side. She likes mature students who like to have fun (as wrong as that sounds). Just have good sense and work hard. She gets mad when students ask stupid questions only if it is so obvious he/she hasn't been listening. She kicks out students out of class - she doesn't treat you like kids.

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She's the best teacher you can get for Social Studies.

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lol to 9/10/08 post, if she really did teach good english...there would be no need for "conception" as in conception of fetuses, rather perception is the world. but she is a good teacher, very smart.

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You either like her or hate her. If you hate her, then it's probably because you've done something wrong. Just follow her rules and you're set.

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I used to be very frighten in her class for the first several classes. But now, she became on of my favourate teachers in Churchill. The most importante point is, you can really learn English in her class and English is actually one of the courses that you don't always learn stuff. Before I had her classes, I always feel that people who are good at English are mostly gifted, there is nothing much you can do to raise your mark in English. But now, she totally changed my conception. lol

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I hated her at first but grew to love her. She is my favourite teacher. Very intelligent and witty in class. If you ever want to talk with her after class you can have really good discussions. She is one of the few teachers I've had at Churchill who teach and mark your work, and hand it back with constructive criticism. She is brilliant, however sometimes it feels as though she's missing something in life because of it. She is a bit OCD but sometimes it's good because it motivates students.

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This teacher literally has me frozen to my seat in terror every class, but I cant say I dont respect her. Follow her rules and try not to do anything that could potentially make you a target for the rest of your high school career, and she can actually be a really funny and interesting teacher. And to be fair, she really does have her nice side. No other teacher has had me laughing so much in class. Totally young at heart.

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Very wise and witty. Hilarious classes, she doesn't mind if you make fun back at her as long as it's not rude. Don't be afraid to ask her questions, she's very helpful and love questions (unless she already said the answer before)

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Try to stay on her good side. Our year had a system where the class who had her first block warned us how to behave when we were to have her. Very knowledgeable and witty. Very strict on rules so make sure you follow everything properly. Very approachable after class especially if you have questions about your group project. Effort counts in her class, even if she didn't specifically ask for something to be done.

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pyschotic person missing something deep and meaningful in life. but very knowledgeable.

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Ms. Patton is brilliant, witty and has a thorough understanding of her material. It may take you a while to realise it, but she's one of the best teachers you will ever have. Yes, she's tough, but it's (usually) not personal - she's just preparing you. She's a stickler for format, punctuality, and rules in general - the sooner you figure this out, the more successful you will be. (ie. Do not eat, breathe, or use a pencil in her class). She also really likes the word "juxtaposition." P.S. It's respect.

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Smart, I'll give her that, but I have one question, when she says that a student needs to respect her, is it really respect that she wants? or is it fear? Respect is earned, not forced upon you by having someone yell at you for not walking quickly enough, or not sitting exactly the way she likes in class. Sounds like a facist to me, I'm on her good side, but I have very little respect for the way she runs her classroom. And I hate it when the class laughes at her horrible jokes just because they're affraid.

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greatest english teacher i've had. so glad to land in her class again. :)

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Nice if you are on her good side. Don't get on her bad side! Good sense of humour and is very talented in the subjects that she teaches. Ask all questions in class because she does not like people going up to her separately.

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She made TOK the most interesting class in high school.

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follow her instructions to the dot! literally! do not fall asleep in class. do not arrive at class late unless you like singing. otherwise, quite an entertaining teacher. uses various mediums of teaching including projector, chalkboard, video, audio. marks for group presentations are easy--just make sure you encourage discussion (if you are the presenters) and talk if you are in the audience

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best english teacher i've ever had. yes, her classes can be difficult but at the end of 2 years, u'll find that all hard work in her class is worth it. glad to have her...=)

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she's one of the best teachers i've had. yes. she's hard and yes her class can be difficult, but trust me, after two years in her english class, i am nothing less than happy that i've had her as my teacher. thank you for everything!!

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good teacher, but can be mean

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she's smart and keen...do doubt..but she is quite mean...so mean and hurtful.and M-E-A-N. she would be an awesome teacher if she could be a bit more patients and respectful

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Funny at times but sometimes hurts peoples feelings and doesnt realize it

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She's a pretty hard marker but if u attend her classes n pay some attention, u can easily get a B for her speeches r quite clear. She has a GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR n is very helpful.

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she's awesome! really knowledgable, intellectual... consider yourself lucky to haf her as your social/history teacher!

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shes possibly the neatest teacher i've encountered. everything has to be in a certain way. she can be absolutely hilarious of absolutely terrifying. try not to get on the bad side of here

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A mind-blowing experience of wit, laughter and intellectual rigour. Her class is quite the challenge, but one that is worth all the pain. (Gesticulating works)

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Man. This is my third consecutive year with her in IB English. Unfortunatly for me, I got on her bad side at the start of the first year. She's hard but clear

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history 12 w/ her was awesome! Just follow instructn & study hard den u'll do well! very intellectual and funny... she's so knowledgable =)

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hmmm...unlike some, i didnt find her THAT funny at all,more just strange. But sum of her assignment were aight, others she marked with somekinda vengeance...

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i wuz 1st intimidated by her...but if u get on her good side, she's absolutely awesome!

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she plays favourites.with some, she gets along fine, but with others, she's just really mean.she's funny and smart, but often intimidating and verbally abusive.

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She's funny, interesting and knowledgeable..... but sometimes can be intimidatin.

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i enjoy her class, it's really interesting. AND SHE'S FUNNY, which is DEFINITELY a plus!

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loved her. i remember in gr 12 a couple of us use to be late on purpose so we can make a fool of ourselves. great class, great enviroment to learn in.

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i had her for socials...some of the videoes make me want to fall asleep, but she's funny...she also likes to mark work...=)

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Had her in gr 8 and in gr 12 for Hist, she is funny and is very knowledgeable, hard marker,don't be late, study for the tests and start early on essays

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I didn't really liked Hist but I still took it cux of her. I thought she was hard in gr8, but in gr12, she's not as funny but very informative

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there is noway you can out smart ms patton, she's smarter and more accurate than u r

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DON'T BE LATE!! She's hard... gives alot of work.. but is funny, and knows her stuff.Overall, she isn't that bad, it's just the work, and she's hilarious =P

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MY FAVORITE TEACHER IN THE WORLD! (gonna take over the universe because of her!)

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awesome teacher who really challenged my english skills

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very hyper and hilarious... knows her stuff, just keep in line and it'll be good

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Her Halloween costumes (witch, cavewoman...) reflects her true personality.

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HILARIOUS, HYPER, sharp, dont sleep in her class! pay attention, tlks ALOT

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Great teacher! Just don't be late!

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hyper!! bouncy!! coffee- high

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shes quick with comebacks, dont make fun of her

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Simpli the best. Very fascinating to watch, and EXTREMELY intelligent!~

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Sing, Push-ups, Sit-ups, or jumping jacks...or real real, observed real...

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Very funny. So much talent wasted on teaching. Tough, but never boring

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simply the best!

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Very cool and fun teacher. Can be un little unpredictable. Creative.

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Stay alert. She's smart, fast, and she talks too fast to understand. Caution!

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her hyperness...eh? can be mean tho. but her logic is something.

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Hard teacher, but extremely intelligent.

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Seems coffee high but otherwise a fun teacher although keep on her good side

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