By far the best high school english teach you could have, and probably philosophically the smartest guy I know. I've looked at both the world and myself differently since taking his class. My writing skills improved in ways that no other teacher has ever even touched on. Plus, he's hilarious. He's always willing to go the extra mile for students who want help and is great at getting on a real personal basis with them. I would 10/10 recommend this dude.
very inspiring teacher!
Best teacher ive ever had! great teaching, One of those teachers you'll always remember he makes a big impact on the students, and hes hilarious :)
Best teacher ever. Addicted to the simpsons, goes on rants about going to theatres (exxcept to see the simpsons movie). Totally inspired my writing. so brilliant!
out of all the teachers i've had, mcdowell is the best. he plays metal music in class, swears, and is down-right awesome. if you can, ask to be in his class.
He is honestly the best teacher you'll ever have! I'm in second year univeristy and still haven't been able to find a teacher as amazing or helpful as him! Cherish it while you can highschoolers
Friggin sweet... nothing more to say...well... besides friggin amazing,
i have had him for not even a month and he had already helped me more than any other english teacher ever. i love going to his class. and the tattoos just make it that much better.
Mr. Mcdowell rules! i'm in his english 12 class, and he's the best.
By far one of my favourites; my writing has gotten so much better. Sad that he's not teaching honors 11, but his lessons have sure helped! Switch into his class if you can!
Amazing I hated taking english and wasnt looking foward to it in grade 12,but I never skipped his class and looked foward to going.I was able to get the highest score and grade that I have ever gotten
AMAZING TEACHER! I sucked at writing essays of any kind until i had him for a teacher. His ideas have really opened my mind and now i look at things entirely different!
McDowell got me 100% on the English provincial. The man's a genius. Don't underestimate the worth of his teachings; yes, they'll take over your head, and yes, that's a GOOD thing.
Awesome teacher and great guy! He's got a great attitude and sense of humour. He is always willing to help. He's a realist and is very intelligent. I'm very glad I took his class.
McDowell Is definatly the best english teacher ever. I had McDowell for Gr.11 & 12, his classes are always interesting. English 12 has helped me so much at SFU!
He is honestly the best teacher i've had in my entire life. His lessons have followed me to university,i will always be thankful for the extra time he put in
He needs to have more debates and have students write on issues that concern them. He does the best prep for the provincial of any teacher