I know I hated him in grade 8 and 9 but now im in grade 11 and looking back at his strict ways of teaching and hard marking really paid off for me in the long run and i thank him for my success in high school so if your reading this thank you
I'm in my 4th year of university, and to this day I can't thank Mr O'Connell enough for all his guidance and life lessons. Learning to submit all material in his prescribed format prepares you for uni's MLA, APA, or Chicago formats. His captivating and knowledge-packed lectures have real world applications. He reminds me of my best professors in uni. He doesn't baby sit you, he treats you like an adult. If you're reading this Mr O'Connell, you were the best teacher I ever had at FPSS! -Grad2012
Best humanities teacher ever. He's very knowledgeable and can answer any question about absolutely everything. Worksheets and videos are really interesting, and the stuff he says in his lectures sticks. Strict but fair, and the work he gives is reasonable and tests are pretty easy if you study. Too bad he retired before we got to see his wolf.
Quite strict, but very fair. He can be a bit repetitive, but on the whole he is a good teacher. If you're a slacker, you will die in this class, but if you're not, you will do just fine.
One of the strictest teachers I have ever had and i never want him again
Super strict, super hard, but fair. Not a class for lazy people. One of the few teachers who will actually expect you to work and not sleep in class. A good preview for what it takes to actually achieve for post-secondary.
oh god! lol i'm saying he's bad because i'm like failing and because his class is boring! especially when you have him first thing in the morning and he makes you watch a super long movie or makes you sit there and listen to his long stories it's easy for you to fall asleep and fail his class.
I had Mr O'Connell for two blocks back to back, and in every class he is always interesting to listen to and very passionate about his lectures. he maybe a hard marker, but he is very detailed and hel
Amazing teacher who works you to the max but never without conviction. Lectures are fun and engaging, and shows his high degree of knowledge in his field. Absolutely recommended for hard workers.
I think Mr.O'connel is one of those teachers you either really like or really hate personally i like him his lectures are actually funny and interesting. he shows alot of movies some bad some good. pr
He isn't a bad teacher... He teaches funny. He acts things out. If you be in his class, you will find the other teachers really boring
I still use the format he taught us to use in our Word documents, and I'm in grade 11. It was the most eye-opening and challenging class I've ever taken at FPS. He is an excellent teacher.
He is a mean, strict marker and and in order to pass his class 62% is needed and that is infair
A teacher that actually expects you to work. Gives lots of helpful feedback (in green!!!) Nice guy. Funny stories. Better than just lists of facts and more facts. Always helps if you need it.
he hardly gives any homework but when he does it's a whole bunch at a time. his class is soooo boring, and he talks forever! He doesn't really teach a whole lot, just talks. You have to teach youself
Mr.Oconnell established my love of history, he made me want to go out and explore the world.I feel grateful to have had him as a teacher for two years. Mr.Oconnell, thank you!
he is a greatr teacher. one of the few you can learn from. he not that hard a marker if you do it right and learn from your mistakes take it from me i got 98% in socials in his class.
Hes a hard marker but u actually learn something in his class.
Always interesting! Even though he is a bit picky for marks, people just add to it by being ignorant about their spelling. one of the best in the school!
Mr. O'connel is a great teacher. He may be a hard marker but have you ever heard of spell check! Too many movies but i love his lectures. He keeps you interested, you wont be bored
sweet cars hey even if he talks about his kids and starwars it keeps his students from haveing to do stupid assignments!!
If you want to learn about he's family and his dogs take his social studies class!
talks about family too much, don't believe everything he says