Excellent! I recommend Mr. Pentland
Very honestly, he is passionate about literature and english in general. However, he is always complaining about how much he hates his job. I normally love school, but he makes me not want to attend my classes... he is rude and disrespectful towards his students. Always making snide remarks about them. I do not believe he is fit to be an IB teacher at all. Please, SD38 do something about this. He is making students feel uncomfortable and afraid to attend class.
I really don't know what to say. He does not teach at all.
He's a prophet of english sent in by the heavens above. Best teacher of our generation.
I had Mr. Pentland back in 91 when he subbed in for Ms. Green.
Funny to read the comments on here now. HE HAS NOT CHANGED. Back then we didn't have laptops to get distracted with, but he had a supply of Kinder Surprises at his desk. We'd get weak-minded assignments like "Pick a song and write what you think it means". And while we contemplated on picking a song that he would like (therefore giving a good mark) he sat at his desk trying to assemble the Kinder toy.
I had Mr. Pentland in Grade 9 when he was a student teacher and in Grade 12 and he was the best.
Okay, I understand why some people might not like him, because he doesn't exactly.... teach..... but if you go after school and ask a question, it's obvious he knows his stuff!! Plus, I honestly think he's really funny. Definitely my favourite english teacher :)
Had him for english 10, didn't really learn much at all. Still, I got an 98% in that class for doing nothing so I can't really complain.
No offense he can't teach at all. I was actually shocked to see him watching youtube videos online! I Asked him what I did wrong on an essay and he said," Oh sorry I made a mistake!" Like seriously???
I agree with most of the reviews here,He really does bias his marks on his opnion on you or your class as a whole.Plus he makes stupid assignments to begin with into projects.
I had him for English 12 and he is the laziest and most biased teacher I've ever had. You can write great essays but in the end he'll give you a bad mark if he feels like it. He favourites students. AVOID!
His lectures were helpful, but few and far between. I would have learned more in his class if he hadn't left us to work on our own so often, or left the room entirely so often.
Mr. Pentalnd is really smart, if you want to learn from him, you will. If not, you'll remember his class as a free period, which is a shame. Mr Pentland was one of the teachers I remember most fondly and I learned a lot from him.
Please stand up and teach :( Quit playing on Facebook and Skype during class time.
Cool as a person I guess, but definitely lacks teaching skills. Reading books and then writing summaries of them is not helping me!!!
i graduated in 2007. Mr. Pentland was a very smart man, but a very poor teacher. He didn't teach his students any skills, and mostly goofed off by surfing the internet or cracking jokes. The smart students were better off for it, but I did feel sorry for the ESL students or the kids who weren't very capable in English. He did them a real disservice with his lack of instruction.
Huh. Ohh, so I was in an English class? Now I know. I thought it was a free block. I seriously can't afford having a teacher who does not teach.
Lazy and uninspired. Perfect teacher for Grade 12, if you ask me :) No discrimination, friendly, and is quick to sort out troublemakers. Great teacher for smart students. Illiterate students...not so much. Luckily, he'll give help regardless.
He is quite an eccentric teacher if you ask me. He doesn't do much in class but play his guitar and gives us long-term projects so that we were at least doing something. Due to his easygoing nature he marks extremely lightly and unlike other teachers, he doesn't analyze essays thoroughly...as long as it sounds good he'll give it a good mark.
His easygoing personality makes him a fun teacher. Also, he's cool because he favors smart people.
OMG...this guy is lazy as hell! He finished marking our book summaries that took us 3 weeks to complete in less than 20 minutes!!!
dude this guy is cool I just wish i can do better in his class though!!! PLS GIVE mE AN A !!!!!
Pretty bad teacher man........if you can try and get out
I'm not sure what i think of him yet, He's lazy, he gives assignments to keep us busy without bothering him. he's not fair, but i kinda like him. he emails TOO much. (leave that for after class pent)
I'm not sure about him yet, but in the few weeks I've had him since school started he gets mad at everything I do. If he does mark on how he feels about me,which I think he does, then I'm in trouble.
seems to be okay until he EXPLODES and puts random people in trouble
well hes a good teacher if like a teacher who sits at his computer and plays his guitare. for an english teacher he should read all books not just books written by men.
Awesome teacher! Transfer into his english class! Sooo much fun!
MR. PENTLAND YOU ARE A-W-E-S-O-M-E! THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK VIDEOS WERE THE BEST! EXTREMELY FUN TEACHER! YOU DON'T REALLY LEARN MUCH BUT IT'S SO MUCH FUN!
It's great that he recognizes his students potential. He is lazy, but when he does assign work it's very challenging but fun. He's very pleasent.
Coolest teacher at McBobs, by far; he is able to respect individual writing styles, unlike other unnamed English teachers.
An excellent teacher. If you're having problems in his class it's best just to ask him what you can do to improve. He knows his students potential.
The best. Helped me in many ways. Very patient and truely cares about his students....he's also a sumo wrestler, seriously ask him.
One of the best English teachers at McRoberts. I had him as a student teacher and for English 12 in 1997. Great exam prep. and lots of books to read.
~SUPER COOL TEACHER!!!!! EQUALLY AS COOL AS MR YOUNG~!!!!!!!!!!!
Cool teacher, though I wonder if he's stuffing votes... just kidding :)
He was so nice to me today. I was crying and he made me feel better :)