During my time at high school i struggled with a lot of emotional issues. Mr Strachan was always there to talk to if i needed it and helped me greatly eoth class work . He made coming to school more enjoyable. If you ever have to opportunity to talke his class I recommend you do and you learn both physics and life lessons as well. He is an amazing teacher who I admire greatly. By far my favourite teacher ever.
Mr. Strachan was without a doubt the best teacher I had during my time at KSS. I would recommend him to anyone who is wondering whether or not they should take his class.
I was a student of Mr. Strachan's over 20 years ago. He is the one teacher that I really remember from my time at KSS (before it burned down...) as he was knowledgeable, understanding, and very funny. He made learning fun, and easy. I can't recommend him enough. Mr. Strachan, I hope you fixed your flooded basement by now. It's been a while.
Mr.Strachan is one of the best physics teachers you could have. He understands the material he teaches and pushes his students to their limits. He is one of the few teachers left that actually cares about his students. His class is always something to look forward too and he works hard to accomodate everyone and works hard to help anyone in need. He was definitely my favourite teacher and the only reason I continued in physics. He has helped change many students lives for the better.
Strachan is one of the most brilliant teachers you will come across. His vast knowledge and passion for physics will keep you engaged throughout any of his courses. His teaching style will help you in all aspects of life, not just physics. Despite my lack of interest in physics, his teachings encouraged me to go into AP physics and it was one of the best decisions I made in high school. By choosing him, will not be disappointed.
Mr. Strachan is an excellent educator. Every day he teaches his class in a unique and effective way. Most of my motivation to acedemically succeed has come from Mr. Strachan. I must commend him for being an extraordinary teacher and person. He has truely given me more opportunity's in life than any other teacher. I wish to pursue a career that is physics based.
Taking Mr. Strachan’s AP physics class was been one of the best experiences I've had to date. I learned much more than just physics in his class, and thoroughly enjoyed his way of teaching. If you have the chance to switch into his class, or take AP physics with him, I highly recommend it. And if you are unsure about taking an AP course, please approach him as he is very helpful and understanding.
Mr. Strachan is by far the best teacher I have ever had. He is passionate about his subject, wants his students to succeed, and will go out of his way to achieve that. Strachan is very engaging during lectures, it is impossible to fall asleep in his class! Subsequently he is able to teach material in a clear and insightful way. It makes me wonder why this man is teaching at the high school level because he is simply on another level. I am grateful to have/had Strachan as a friend/mentor/teacher.
Over the course of two years, Mr. Strachan has proven himself to be both an excellent educator and a man with good character. His standards for achievement in the classroom are high, but he provides students with the resources to both meet and exceed those expectations. He's passionate about physics and he cultivates strong, supportive relationships with his students.
Strachan is one of the few teachers I've had who I would consider a friend, and I'm sure many others do as well.
Jim Stachan is one of the best teachers I’v ever had. Unlike many teachers now a days Strachan is very passionate about his subject and want kids to succeed. I highly recommend Strachan to anybody who is interested in the science/physics subjects.
Mr.Strachan is by far the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure of learning under. His passion and knowledge elevate his students past their own potential, and his faith in his students allows us to motivate ourselves to be our absolute best. Strachan is a king among men!
Mr. Strachan is a very passionate teacher who utilizes unorthodox methods to make his classes as interesting as possible.
Mr.Strachan was by far my favourite teacher in high school! Just a great guy and an exciting teacher! Sad to be leaving him after two years.
Mt. Strachan was the best teacher I have ever had. He made physics an enjoyable class and something that I looked forward too every day. Doing the AP program, he put a lot of trust and faith into us and gave us the reins to determine our own fate. He always was very fair and gave us all the opportunities we could've ever asked for. Great teacher but an even better man. I am thankful to have bonded with Mr Strachan and have thoroughly enjoyed him as a teacher over the last two years.
Obviously cares deeply about the class and the students. Makes the class interesting and fun. Very informative, and conveys information in a very consumable way. He makes an effort to have a relationship with every student and feels more like a friend then a teacher. Best teacher I ever had.
Mr Strachan is unlike any teacher I've ever had before. He makes an effort to make a personal connection with each of his students and it really shows that he cares about everyone's education and future lives. Jim Strachan is more eccentric than any teacher I've had before and shows a deep love for physics and a passion for sharing it with others. As a somewhat introverted person, I found it difficult/intimidating to ask one on one questions however this was the only issue I've come accross.
Mr Strachan is a very intelligent and helpful teacher, he is most certainly my favourite teacher. He seems to know something about just about everything and never ceases to amaze the students in my class. In university I hope i can come back and dazzle him with my own achievements in life :) One suggestion for future years is a more structured set of homework and review packages.
What an amazing teacher. As an academically minded student with a deep interest in learning, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed his class and learned a lot. He takes a pretty brutal subject and course load and really inspires you to want to do it. He is supportive of all his students in all their projects and experiments, he is uniquely funny and passionate about his job. If you get put into his class, stay in it, even if your friends are in someone else's, it's their loss.
Mr. Strachan is a uniquely amazing teacher. He is able to convey potentially difficult topics in a manner that makes them seem simple. He is hilarious and makes every class a joy to be in. The only gripe I ever had with his teaching style is that missing a class can be a difficult thing to catch up on. His teaching is stellar in class, and it is something of a testament to this that without it the topics become far more difficult to understand. Strachan is a rarity and a gem of a teacher.
Great guy and knows his struggle extremely well
Definitely cares about his students and wants to help them understand. Super knowledgeable and makes physics interesting. Really funny too.
He’s awesome and the only reason I took physics AP
Best teacher you can have!
Greatest teacher I've ever had the pleasure of having. High energy, easy to get along with, makes class interesting and exciting everyday. Jim helped me through a hard time of my Grade 12 year. Even though i didn't succeed the first time, he taught me to never give up and to keep trying, I'll never forget the support and kindness he showed me during our brief time, and I'm more motivated than ever about physics and my education all together.
Best class of my entire high school experience. Mr Strachan is always super entertaining and very helpful.
Mr. Strachan is easily the most personable teacher I've ever gotten to experience. He dedicates time into each of his students and it's quite clear he would easily take time out of his day to reach out and put out an effort to each of his students, yet with a sensible humour on the side. Even after class time Strachan has taken time out of his personal day to ensure each student including myself will succeed.
HE Is an amazing teacher who make every lessons extremely enjoyable with his stories and jokes. the class in itself is extremely fascinating
Mr. Strachan is the best teacher I have ever had. Mr. Strachan's exciting attitude, love for his job, and personal stories relating to the topic at hand made learning very easy and extremely enjoyable. Strachan is a confident teacher with a passion for teaching and making a difference in student's lives. Mr. Strachan made being in his class and learning Physics a part of my day that I looked forward to. Thanks for everything you do Strachan!
Strachan is one of the many reasons I wake up everyone morning and go to school, he brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the classroom and has to be the smartest person I ever met! Even though he teachers a hard class and expects all his students to succeed he understands that everyone isn't all that good at physics and will go out of his way to give them the help they need! If you are a student going to KSS I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Strachan!
I loved being in his class. The best two years of my high school classes! While he taught physics, he made it interesting to learn and taught in such a way that made the material stick in our heads. And if you came to him out of class time, he was always willing to help!
Jim Strachan is probably the best teacher I had throughout my high school education. He is very knowledgeable and is always enthusiastic to share his knowledge with his students. Strachan is very helpful and encourages his students to think in and outside of the classroom.
Mr. Strachan is by far the best teacher I have ever had. I have been honored to have been able to attend his classes two years in a row. Mr. Strachan is one of the two smartest people I have ever known, with the other being a former student of his. Mr. Strachan also has an amazing sense of humor and is able to connect with his students on a personal level due to this. Keep up the amazing work! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me.
Mr. Starchan is a very passionate teacher. He is very clear and makes sure his students understand the concept before he moves on. He is very outspoken and says what is on his mind. All in all Mr. Strachan is a very good teacher
Mr. Strachan is arguably the best teacher I have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable goes above and beyond in everything he teaches. He encourages his students to think about problems on their own, and make connections with old and new physics concepts themselves, whilst loosely guiding them to the answers until they understand and not just know. As well as being extremely knowledgeable, Mr. Strachan keeps things in his classroom interesting and exciting with his incredible teaching style.
Amazingly knowledgeable and helpful. Great to talk to about school and personal matters. Quite possibly the best high school teacher in North America
Mr. Strachan is as excellent teacher who is always enthusiastic about what he's teaching; he will often make lessons more interesting by having students demonstrate a concept in the class. Mr. Strachan is one of the best teachers the school.
Strachan was one of my favorite teachers. He's incredibly l passionate about teaching, which can sometimes come off a bit strong. I had trouble understanding some of the material but Strachan helped. For a great physics class try and get Strachan.
Hands down best teacher I've ever had!
The most appreciable thing about Mr Strachan is his willingness to explain and explain again a concept that eludes your grasp until it "clicks" - a very helpful, if somewhat brash teacher, I would definitely recommend Strachan's class if you're looking to get a better grasp of many physics and tech principles. But you must be willing to put in a lot of work, & don't be afraid to ask any questions!
By far my favorite high school teacher, he has an epic personality which enables his class to be the most engaging and interactive one I have ever had. He is a caring person who truly wants each student to succeed. My thinking skills have definitely improved with his course! I would say that I wish every teacher were like Mr. Strachan, but then there would be no pinnacle teacher! Definitely going to miss this class. Thanks for an awesome two years!
Great personality, engages students and makes the class interact. A rare combination of wit, intelligence and sarcasm without being condescending.
Mr. Strachan is one of the best teachers I've ever had! He makes the lessons interesting and is very approachable. Although I have struggled with physics in the past, he helped me get an A and a good understanding of the concepts. Be sure you do your homework and ask questions because he will make the effort to clarify any misunderstandings.
Best teacher I have ever had. He has such a huge heart and cares about every single student. He will do anything for his students from clear explanations or even advice. Strongly recommend. Make sure to ask questions and do your homework
Strachan is my favorite teacher. He may seem terrifying when teaching the lessons but if you up to him afterwards and have a question he will be very gracious and will make sure you understand what you are doing before you have the chance to sit back down. Bring coffee if you're late ;)
Lots of challenging, but fun bonus questions on tests. His lessons were engaging and the class was very enjoyable. If you have a good grasp of algebra and are willing to work hard you will have no trouble with this class.
I respect Mr. Strachan as he is a very good teacher and enjoys what he does. His teaching style just did not work for me, but it was an entertaining class. Ask questions and do your homework. If you love physics you'll love his enthusiasm, but unfortunately I still ended up disliking physics. Decent class, but did not change my view on the subject overall.
Through his use of real life demonstration of the force of gravity, to his playful use of cat examples in his velocity lessons, Mr Strachan was one of my favorite teachers at KSS. He always took the time to ensure each student understood and had a handle on each lesson. He always expected the best from his students and in turn gave his best each class. If you're lucky enough to find yourself of your child in his class, consider yourself to be one of the lucky few.
Mr. Strachan was one of the best teachers I have ever had. Don't be afraid to ask questions. He will help you succeed in any way he can.
Jim Strachan surpasses even the most exemplary teachers through his engaging classes and balance of work and play. He provides knowledge in Physics and all other desired areas as he genuinely cares about every individual that walks into his classroom
Mr. Strachan commits himself to sharing his knowledge of and passion for physics. His lessons are engaging and interactive. AP Physics is a demanding course, however, Mr. Strachan is always open to explaining/clarifying concepts further.
Some of my best academic moments occurred in this man's classroom. We began with the behaviours of mass during angular momentum and ended with Kepler's laws and the practice of gravity assists in space travel. Truly a great teacher and a fun class.
Mr. Strachan was by far my favourite teacher throughout high school. He consistently went out of his way to help every the student achieve their educational goals as he put an emphasize on understanding the concept and not just "guessing correctly."
Mr. Strachan has an innate ability to excite students about physics in ways I didn't think possible! Passionate about physics and highly energetic, he brings something new to the learning table. Sometimes a little snappy but not without reason.
Mr. Strachan is definitely my favorite teacher of all time. He is a knowledgeable, friendly, humorous teacher. I had lots of fun and learned lots of things in his class. Word of caution: He may take your sandwich whether you like it or not.
Mr. Strachan is definetly one of the best teachers in KSS. He's very enthusiastic and is able to keep the class focused, learning and yet relaxed thanks to his humour during lectures. Great class overall. Very enjoyable semester. 1 of my fav teachers
Mr Strachan enabled me to be successful in a very difficult course. I ended up with a 96 on the final, and I think this was a result of having mr strachan as a teacher. You can tell he is really passionate about physics, and genuinely enjoys teaching
Mr. Strachan is absolutely fantastic, hands down one of the best teachers I've ever had. He takes a subject that is often difficult and/or dry and makes it interesting as well as understandable. His class is not an easy pass, but if you do the assigned work and go in for help when you need it (and he is always willing to help), there is no reason you won't do well. If you don't understand something, he will find a different way of explaining it so that you do understand. Phenomenal teaching!
Strachan is an amazing teacher! He knows what he's talking about and explains the physics in simple terms for his students to understand. He uses great examples where a student can visualize what is happening. He is very clear when it comes to teaching and rarely makes mistakes. He keeps his class on his toes with his humour and keeping them intrigued. I've had him for both physics 11 and 12 and he has done an outstanding job. He continues to help me in college physics. I loved him!
Strachan is a great overall teacher. He knows tons about physics which is great because he can help you quickly and is great at explaining everything. It could be a little tough to follow his notes at times but overall he really helped me this past semester in physics and i enjoyed going to his class, thanks for everything this past semester Strachan, physics was great fun with you
Mr. Strachan keeps physics fresh. Sometimes he can get a bit too distracted which is sometimes entertaining but at times not. Sometimes you just need to tell it like it is. My UNDERSTANDING of physics has deepened greatly since having him for Physics 11 and 12. Awesome teacher and provides a lot of help with homework.
Best teacher I had in high school by far. He makes every part of physics exciting and I will genuinely miss his class next year. He manages to do an excellent job at making sure you understand and will always help you if you need it, even if you're at a soccer game and just played against his son.
Mr. Strachan has been the greatest Physics teacher a student could ask for. I can't begin to explain how much respect I have for Strachan. There are very few teachers who care so much about their students and create bonds with them. He has a great sense of humour but also knows when to be serious, and is excellent at handling serious situations. Strachan likes to see his students succeed and pushes his students to strive for excellence. I would recommend Strachan to any student taking physics!
Without a doubt the greatest teacher I have ever had. Mr. Strachan makes physics interesting and engaging. He's a great motivator and he will do everything he can to help you understand a concept. He is the reason I started to enjoy school and I feel totally prepared for post secondary education because of his class.
Last year he was an amazing teacher, one of my favourites. This year I think something changed. He wasn't as helpful, was difficult to approach, gave terrible notes and didn't even teach us all that much. I feel like if someone in the class understood a topic he went on even if everyone else was still confused. He really picked favourites this year too. However, I will give him the benifit of the doubt because of how great he was last year.
Stachan is truely one of the good ones. He is extremely knowledgeable and he will answer your questions whenever he can. He gives detailed and easy to understand instruction and because he has such a high level of understanding of the material he is able to describe it on a very basic level. He is funny and enthusiastic in class and does a lot of yelling. He is an excellent motivator and is by far the best teacher I have had. He cares about his students and really wants them to succeed.
The course Mr. Strachan taught me, A.P. Physics, helped me build myself as a person throughout high school and gave me the ability to keep successfully growing, developing and pushing myself to be better at what I do. He gave me the proper thought process to be entirely successful in life as the outlook that I have moving on to University is pretty solid as I have a good understanding of the world around me thanks to him.
I can honestly say that Mr. Strachan is the best teacher that I have had. He genuinely cares for his students, goes above and beyond to help them achieve their goals – references, alternate test writes, etc – and has a great sense of humour. A student who enters his class with success on their mind will triumph. My only wish was that I had more time to sit back and listen to his lectures as opposed to writing notes as Mr. Strachan’s wealth of knowledge is enough to make anybody love the field.
Mr. Strachan is the best teacher I have ever had. He makes the entire class laugh while thoroughly and clearly explaining course material. I looked forward to his class every day for the last two years and always left feeling enlightened. He is always willing to help those who need it, and if you take the time to learn the material it is easy to achieve a high mark since dumb mistakes on tests can often be made up through bonus questions. I had a great time and am going to miss his class.
I've had an amazing experience with this guy. He could be a bit lighter when it comes to religious references, but overall, he's the best teacher I've had.
An excellent teacher who truly is dedicated to assisting his students and ensuring they succeed. Is strict when he needs to be, but open and humorous when he isn't. He has a passion for physics and it is demonstrated in his teaching.
Strachan is one the best teachers at KSS. He is always willing to help you with your class work and if you have problems outside of school he is willing to help and give advise. His lessons are always
Great teacher! Had him for physics AP and did extremely well in that class. Always very helpful with any questions you have.
Simply, amazing. If you want something, bribe him with food, you'll get it.
He is my favorite teacher, his passion for the subject and knowledge is clearly shown. His humour makes class fun and exciting and his energy level inspires learning. An outstanding teacher!
The best teacher I've ever had, and probably the best teacher I will ever have. He's an all around stellar teacher and he makes physics make sense in a way that I never thought it would. He's loud and
Awesome teacher, really knows what physics is about! makes class fun, sometime he takes jokes at student too far but its all in good heart. He really respects everyone,knows everyones names!very busy!
Best teacher in this province. He has great knowledge in physics, and is just straight up funny. Makes class enjoyable
Great guy!! Probably my favorite teacher last year!!
Hands down the best teacher I have had. He is the definition of a good teacher, huge wealth of knowledge, entertaining, super helpful and treats you like a friend.
The only eason i took Physics 12 AP was to have Mr Strachan as my teacher, he's the best teacher i've ever had
Mr. Strachan has been my all time favorite teacher! If all teachers were this knowledgeable and fun it would make the school experience 100x better!
Strachan was my favourite teacher in High School. -Saunders
Best teacher. Extensive knowledge, great explanations. FUN.
Mr. Strachan is so helpful and understanding. He will work through any problem with you and even answer random questions about say black holes...
Awesome source of support for those taking physics online or otherwise. Very knowledgeable and caring. I really do regret not taking classes with him. For those undecided: Take physics! It's worth it!
He is an amazing teacher and will probably make you laugh every class. I am so glad I had him as my teacher.
Best Physics teacher I have ever had and definitely one of teh best teachers I have ever been taught by.
He is a fantastic teacher, who could always make me laugh while learning physics... :)
He really knows what he's talking about , and is willing to take time to help individuals.Thanks for a great year!
Mr Strachan is the best teacher I have ever had. I would ask him, though, to try collect homework for the AP exam next year. Shaw forced us to do the review, it was painful, but I felt better prepared
Strachan is a terrific teacher. Funniest teacher I have ever had. He is always willing to help and wants his students to succeed. Thanks for all the laughs Strachan. Keep up the good work.
A bit more explanation of the actual notes would be nice, but my favourite pert of the class was the random tangents discussing theoretical ideas, ie that in-depth wave/partical discussion
Very good teacher. Almost always available to help and very willing to help.
He is a great guy with a passion for teaching his subject that I have yet to see any other teacher have. Also, he is very funny and easy to talk with if you are having problems.
Good teacher who keeps you awake and makes physics interesting. Challenging, but not impossible. Will not ignore you if you ignore the material, but in fact encourage your participation.
Such a funny guy. Really enjoyed his class. Never felt the need to skip it, because it was more fun than whatever else I'd be doing. Learned lots.