Nice guy. Super funny. Really helpful. Wish I could have him for a full year. WE ARE GUNNERS
Mr Carmichael is very knowledgable on biology related topics, and on top of that, he also taught lessons that could apply to life outside of school. Adapt or die, don't let fear drive the bus, trying your best and among other things are the collateral lessons I learned that I could apply to other areas of life, espcially if I ended up on the beaches of Dunkirk.
Wow. Carmichael surprised me. At first, he seemed pretty strict and hardcore, but later on, his humour and easy marking made him one of the best teachers I've ever had. Some of his jokes are cringe, but most of them are pretty funny. Hard to take notes, but whenever u ask him for help, he'll explain it really well. Not to mention the fact that he posts study guides online which make tests so much easier. He's hands down one of my fave teachers and you're lucky if u get him. - silent gunner
Great guy. AMazing guy. Taught me every single thing there is to know about life. This may be my third review but you know what that means CARMICHAEL IS WORTH THREE 5-STAR REVIEWS thats what it means and we are not quitting until he is atleast at 4 star average. BECAUSE WE ARE "GUNNERS"
just duck and avoid all the bad reviews that you've read. The negative reviews were nothing like my summer school experience with Mr Carmichael. Just do the work and relax in class and you'll be paddling to a great mark without a lot of quacks and hiccups in the way.
All the people giving Mr. Carmichael bad reviews are those quiet kids that sit in the back and have no friends and thats why he picks on them so they get more engaged so BACK TF OFF THIS MAN IS A LEGEND AND WE ARE GONNA BRING UP HIS RATING
The most "duck"ing amazing teacher of all time you'll get the joke when you are introduced to Pete the duck and some other interesting.. facts. Going into day 1 I thought I was going to be in hell for the next 6 weeks Mr. Carmichael proved me wrong. This guy is the most hilarious teacher by far the best teacher I've ever had. He taught me and Steve what the bro code is. This mans deserves a 6/5. Anyone that has him for summer school is going to have a lit time. Do Bio 11 in the summer. -irish
Mr. Carmichael is by far the best science teacher I've ever had. First his Web is really helpful, as it provides practice questions and resources. It is updated daily, and that's just the tip of the feather. His power points are simple to understand and he answers all of your questions. His jokes will have you quacking in laughter. Overall, the class is very engaging, a lot fun, educational,(learn about a lot of different things, e.g history) and fits the bill as a great course
The reason why people think Carmichael is a bad teacher is because they depend on him too much. Students should try to also depend on themselves too to get work done and understanding material. I'm in his biology class and yeah you do need to rely on yourself to get things done, he's just there to guide you but he won't do it for you.
He never knows what hes talking about, blames all his students on their bad grades but doesnt stop to think it might be himself. He's very knowledgeable but he cant teach at all. Sitting in his class for 5 min is hell as he jumps from topic to topic, none being the things you're being tested on. 2/10 overall
Mr. Carmichael is an awesome teacher. Super funny and makes the class fun. He is very knowledgeable, and answers all the questions. Tests are a little bit hard, but he shows great study techniques.
Very Talkative. I had him for summer school, if you want to have fun, he's pretty fun. Material wise, it requires you to learn a lot on your own time. He likes to pick on some students specifically. Sometimes he doesn't explain well enough over material, and his tests consequently, are fairly difficult. If you are willing to study a lot at home, and have fun in class, choose Mr. Carmichael. Overall 8/10
This teacher is definitely misunderstood from reading all these comments. By reading these comments I forgot that people only come onto this website to complain. It makes sense, if you are anonymous and you have a complaint this is the perfect place to come to! I had a blast with this guy teacher us BIO 11 during the summer. You have to be in a fun learning environment or else it's easy to get lost. He has a good humour and I think that people take his jokes too seriously sometimes.
Carmichael was a sweet teacher to have gunna miss that dude
One of my favourite teachers in high school. He genuinely cares that his students learn, is always willing to help you after class and write reference letters, and offers great life advice. I couldn't have taken the steps toward my dreams without him. You have to take the initiative to talk to him and invest yourself into learning biology or else the amount you have to learn will overwhelm you. If you're planning to pursue biology in the future, definitely take his class and seek his advice .
I learned nothing last year which made me struggle in science this year. His class is a joke
Very good teacher very knowledgeable very helpful gives a lot of life advice.
Great guy, just remember survival of the fittest.
His teaching methods might be a bit unorthodox, but he's really doing you a favour by helping prepare you for university. He is extremely knowledgeable and can answer literally any question about biology. One of the few teachers at Point Grey who genuinely cares about his students.
I love Mr. Carmichael so much, and I feel like he's misunderstood. He does get off topic a lot and I know that makes it hard for a lot of kids, but he's still a great teacher.
Good teacher, might be some hiccups along the way but leaves a really good impression.
Great teacher in my opinion always very helpful in class
Plain terrible. Teaching is impossible to understand and goes off topic frequently. No use asking any questions cause he'll just give you a completely unrelated answer. Projects usually does not make sense and Carmichael provides very limited explanations. Gets mad and throws tantrums frequently. In these heated moments he always says disrespectful things that are insulting to certain groups of people. Favors Caucasians over other races.
Carmichael is a total disgrace to Point Grey.
Funny teacher, you're lucky if you get him.
Terrible teacher doesn't teach and always goes off topic.
Sometimes I would be so lost as he goes off on the most random topics while lecturing. You have to hand in lots of homework/lab write ups that I hardly ever received my mark for or got back. Also, he would go through his power point slides so fast I was lucky if I got a sentence down. I am in university now and don't think it has effected my learning negatively or positively. He clearly knows a lot about biology but just doesn't explain the information very clearly.
Hey is a very smart person in biology. And talks about crap all day. But he prepares you really well for university and in the end, that is all that matters. . And get coffee so you don't fall asleep. Good luck!! you will need it.
Very knowledgable and challenges students to take ibitiative and not necessarily wait for information to come to them, slightly oriented in a university environment. Very healthy and fun classroom, would definitely recommend!
adapt or die! his classes are fine if you can adapt
also, lab work and worm/grasshopper quizzes were a real pain! quizzes are really strangely orientated with weird surprise questions (make sure to read his online notes in great depth) but tests are great. somewhere along the course, his notes got better (the fill-in-the-blank ones were really helpful). and sometimes his explanations to questions asked don't make a lot of sense... otherwise pretty good!
Very knowledgable, extremely helpful...and hilarious as a teacher. Finished all materials and had lots of time left over to do labs and fun activities. A very nice person, and easy to talk to.
he was SO bad. he didn't know anything he didn't teach anything tests are completely unrelated to his teachings
carmichael is the best professor in the whole science department at point grey!
He nice and tells it like it is. Unfortunitely he is a target for lazy pg students and pg parents with too much time on their hands , get a job wow ....
i cant talk for previous years but for my class he was very forgiving and gave us chances upon chances to get our act together and if you end up reading this mr c i just want you to know that im grateful for that
isn't interesting that most of the people who are rating teachers are whiners not winners..guess they never really listened to Mr. C
i really like him as a person and he as a great charisma and whatever, but way too unclear
one of the worst teachers in pg. marks hard. disorganized. notes are unclear.
Hey i think he is a fine teacher. This is the way in universities. He gives you materials, and you study yourself. If you don't understant, then you can ask him. You will understand it if you get into the university.
i can say he is not a very good teacher, he isn't organized, very hardmarker, hard tests/quizzes and give useless notes!
He has no idea what he's teaching. He may be the worst teacher in Vanouver.
He's such a nice guy and I really enjoyed being in his class. He gave me a lot of useful knowledge to move on in highschool.
People don't give him enough credit. Students at PG are used to being babied, and sorry, but in the real world the classes are like his. You're expected to pull you're own weight. Mr Carmichael's a great guy and a good leader
You will learn NOTHING if u don't read your trusty textbook..his test r quite hard too u hve to reaaali study
Flat out worst teacher in PG. Possibly worst teacher you could have. Instructions contradict, notes are not clear, no marking scheme.. i could go on forever.
We got a test when we HARDLY even finsihed the chapter and we've just started the chapter and then the next day we got a test. =[ and he mumbles or talks too fast when we take notes soo liiiike yeah...
not so fond of his "notes" that he says hes going to post on the site but never does then screws us all over when the whold test is based on his notes. talks way too soft and way too fast. would make a good charades player th
well, he mumbles all his words and expects us to copy all of it down, and writes so tiny that we have to go right up to the board in order to see, well still cool teacher~!
doesnt make alotta sense, rambles on about things that have nothing to do with the lesson, goes completely off topic, and he assigns like a test every day. Unless ur a genius ur gonna do bad in this class!
Disorganized notes; completely unstructured. Often rambles on random stuff completely unrleated to the lesson.
I will not be taking bio 12 next year if i live, i do not like mr carmichael, the tests have gotten to the point where i feel like walking out and never coming back
he can be a little disorganized but he gives help if you go to see him and is a good guy.....he had a fun/interesting class
Well his website i think helps students stay on board. Sounds a little bit disorganized at times.
"If you nothing good to say..don't say it at all"...you try teaching at PG
He is the worst math teacher yet... Unorganized and cannot teach. The material he teaches does not even make sense.
he is really nice but unfortunatly he teaches in a way that is really unclear and hard to understand, it would be great if he gave us more complete notes.
so unorganized, bad teacher, no notes, can't teadch material, good guy, can't teach!!!
he has one way of thinking and even though the whole class (even the geeks) didnt get his process and hardly ever payed attention. I fell asleep in his class alot of times.
he is nice sort of but he is so unclear and disorganized, has no idea what he is talking about and yeah, he is just a bad teacher. he made me hate bio.
I DONT UNDERSTAND ANY BIOLOGY CONCEPTS AT ALL! VAGUE TEACHING INTERSPERSED WITH STRANGE JOKES!
Carmichael or should I say the M C Carm is a pretty goof teacher but definitely can be disorganized!
VERY COOL TEACHER, really funny, his classes were sooo fun, except when he barks at us...:)
his a nice teacher but he doesn't noe how to teach! he noes his science, but he just can't teach it to us. And his notes dunt make sense whatsoever
cool and funny.. will make u laugh every class. his tests r pretty straight 4ward, but there will be LOTS of work and tests!
a pretty nice teacher...work hard and u might get an A~ tells a lot of jokes ....haha!~
sorry but i didn't learn squat from him he confused me and made it more difficult to understand things in future science classes, and he goes off topic A LOT!
he's funny...he even taught us the word floccinoccinihilipalilification...but he gets off topic sometimes into humour
he is very good @ science but he expects u listen in class VERY CAREFULLY
AWEsUM TeAcHeR!!! so nice!!!!hehe..lata~ mr. chemical
knows A LOT about science and stuff...messy notes tho. unclear 'bout hw!
Messy writing but good notes. Knows a lot about Biology. Fun & Cool guy.
he's a good teacher. dun understand y ppl said that he's hard.