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Friday, October 30, 2015

Teachers Named "World's Greatest Teachers of the Year"

By the WGEC News Service
An independent educational website has, for the eighth time, named James Logan Language Arts Teachers Tim Campbell and Patrick Hannigan the "World's Greatest English Teachers of 2012."

The teachers have won the award for eight straight years.

The website, which was nominated for a 2006 Weblog award, chose Campbell and Hannigan for "their outstanding achievements in Language Arts education," according to the website.

The duo earned specific praise for their work in bringing California Standards-based lessons to their classrooms, developing innovative and engaging lessons for the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," the novel "Lord of the Flies" and the seminal satirical political fable, "Animal Farm," and for their revolutionary "outside reading" program known as "TIES," or Thematic Investigation, Exposition and Synthesis, which guides students through a variety of "bundles," which are groups of thematically related books, articles, websites and films, before prompting them to produce a variety of materials in response.

"We love the books we teach and the students to whom we teach them," said Educator Tim Campbell. "I particularly like Animal Farm, which contains many important lessons for students, such as the part in which Napoleon aggrandizes himself by awarding himself medals and the like."

Hannigan said he was grateful for the award and the recognition it brings. "It would be false modesty to say we didn't deserve this award. We've worked very hard on the behalf of our students. It's all about them. They are the future of the world. Right now, though, Mr. Campbell and I are the present. We are a gift we give to our students."

Students seem to appreciate that gift. In an essay written for Mr. Hannigan, one student said "Mr. Hannigan's intellectual ideas have greatly influenced all people."

The student, who cannot be identified because of state law, said his "family moved to Union City just so [the student} could be one of the students of the Almighty Hannigan."

Similar comments have been made by students about Campbell, who has also been named the James Logan High School Teacher of the Year.

The website,, cited statistics that prove, through scientific analysis, that Campbell and Hannigan's students get higher grades in both high school and college, earn more after they graduate, are more popular with their peers and have lower lung cancer and colon cancer rates than their counterparts. Their mates report higher levels of satisfaction, as well.

Educational expert Fred Jedder praised Campbell and Hannigan, saying that "the educational community would do well to submit to their leadership and give up resisting the inevitable conquest of the exhausted pedagogies."

Prince Felatu, ruler of the island nation of Tatua, said he would grant Campbell and Hannigan hereditary titles of Lords of the Realm of Tatua, and ordain them as bishops in the Church of Tatua.


It's crazy how great these teachers are.

Posted by Alejandro S. at Wednesday, February 14, 2007 17:08:53

I completely agree that Patrick Hannigan and Tim Campbell are the greatest teachers, possibly of all time. Thanks for the honest and accurate article explaining their greatness, but it should have been longer, because they're much greater than the article shows them to be. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be their student.

Posted by at Wednesday, February 14, 2007 17:14:59

Haha! That is so true. Isnt that nice.

Posted by anonymous at Wednesday, February 14, 2007 22:07:25

As a former student in the World's Greatest English Class, I couldn't agree more. Since I took their class, my income has skyrocketed and I've been able to afford a large house in the hills and a Bentley. Plus, I'm more confident in my daily life, which has lead to deep personal happiness. I owe it all to Campbell and Hannigan

Posted by Not Hannigan at Thursday, February 15, 2007 07:35:20


These teachers' greatness goes way beyond simpy teaching. They are personally brave men, who have stood up to blazing gunfire to save a puppy from a burning house, twice, because the puppy went crazy and went back in.

For that, they were both awarded Civic Hero First Class medals, which they are too humble to wear more than a few times a year.

Mr. Hannigan's personal involvement in the Civil Rights Movement is also quite inspiring, as is Mr. Campbell's brief foray into Medicine, during which he found the cure for uroicidysis.

But his love for students called him back to the classroom.

Posted by Not Campbell at Thursday, February 15, 2007 07:40:28

It has been proved categorically -categorically comrades- that being in Hannigan's and Campbell's classes improves your chances with the opposite sex.

Posted by Student at Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:10:44

They are great men who invented the space shuttle, the home computer, and the toaster oven.

Posted by We love Campbell and Hannigan at Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:11:14

that's not what i wrote...
or is my memory failing me?
maybe I did say that, yes, I'm sure I said that.....

Posted by at Thursday, February 15, 2007 16:18:53

I heard many teachers are jealous of Campbell's Teaching skills

I pledge allegiance


Posted by Just Need to Praise Them at Thursday, February 15, 2007 18:25:36

campbell your freakin amazing man, but since you get an award i will give you one too; I give you the "coolest person alive" award since you are, well, the coolest person alive.

Posted by Not ZackO at Thursday, February 15, 2007 19:24:26

CAMPBELL... cool enough to win awards from a cool website

Posted by Not Alex The Mang at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:11:17

have you heard about that one kid in campbells class who is so smart and really funny. He learned it all from Campbell, who should get his A+.

Posted by praise Zach at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:22:02

I heard that the real reason Hannigan will be absent tomorrow is that the government has called him away on a secret mission to save the world from KAOS, an underground terrorist organization that threatens world security.

Posted by Grateful Student at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:31:46

All I know is that, before I took Hannigan's class, I was listless and lacked energy. Under his influence, I've lost 12 pounds and feel great. I've never had such energy before. Plus, my once dull hair has new vibrance and thickness, and my split ends are gone.

Posted by Satisfied Customer at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:34:32

You know, that thing about the brigher hair sounds crazy, but I've noticed that my irritable bowel syndrome, which used to be quite annoying to my fellow students, has just vanished altogether, and now I'm enjoying good colon health! All because of Hannigan.

Posted by Smooth Mover at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:36:31

I've noticed that the water from the drinking fountain by the girls restroom near room 509 tastes especially good for Logan water. It must be because the pipe is in the wall right next to where Hannigan sits at his desk. I love drinking that water. I feel so much closer to him when I do.

Posted by Wonder Water Boy at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:42:52

My grade in geometry went up because of Campbell. I don't know how he does it. He just beams knowledge directly into my head with those piercing, kindly yet vaguely threatening eyes. I think he knows the real value of pi!

Posted by Geo Whizzerd at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:46:36

Sometimes I come to wonder if all things written in here could possibly be true, but they are.

Posted by lala wonderland at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:57:19

^Okay, please do not laugh at the lack of fast typing thus errors. With Hannigan's and Campbell's help,
I'll soon be able to type quickly and with no errors. See, I've already gotten bettter.

Posted by same person as stated above at Thursday, February 15, 2007 20:58:08

Haha, I'm glad that I am part of this class. English is so much more fun when you have the best english teacher with an awesome website.

Posted by pippy at Thursday, February 15, 2007 21:54:15

We should Have Campbell and Hannigan facts ..much like the ones about Chuck Norris.

Campbell doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

Posted by Jorden at Thursday, February 15, 2007 22:33:42

Mr.Campbell is like god compared to all the other English teachers. No one can stop Mr.Campbell. If he wanted to he could stop bullets in the air! Can any other English teachers do that, I think not.

Posted by APACHECHIEF...BYAAH!! at Thursday, February 15, 2007 23:21:08

the last paragraph sounds fake

Posted by the real not hannigan at Friday, February 16, 2007 17:21:15