Average 4.65 based on 39 teacher ratings
Dan Shortenhaus is a Science teacher at Miramonte High School located in Orinda, California and part of Acalanes Union High. Dan Shortenhaus' 39 teacher ratings contributes to Miramonte High School's ranking of 1,386 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Miramonte High School is 3.79 stars.
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I had him for a summer of 1996 in Capolindo when I went to Miramonte for a math class (Alg 2 I think summer class). His voice was monotone, but I learned a lot from him and I respected him. He was a nice person when I took his class and it made me enjoy math while in his class.

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PRAISE LORD SHORTENHAUS. - AP physics crew

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This man is the reason why I wake up everyday. From Monday to Friday, my entire soul becomes rejuvenated by his presence. Cited by Jesus himself as the creator of the universe, this deity, mistaken as a mere mortal, has been generous enough to share his vast wealth of knowledge to the students of Miramonte. There is no equal, there is no weakness, there is no force IN THE UNIVERSE powerful enough to make me not want to take his amazing Physics and AP Physics class again. PRAISE MR. SHORTENHAUS

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Mr. Shortenhaus is by far the best math teacher I have ever had! He is crystal clear when explaining things, and is very approachable when asking questions!

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I enjoyed taking Shortenhaus' physics class. He explains pretty clearly, speaks loud, straightforward and tells jokes every now and then. easy going guy just make sure to put some effort into understanding him

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Just a stud. The man. I love him more than I love anyone else. This guy is the best teacher ever and just the cutest old man ever. I love him!!!!!!!!!

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The man, the myth, the legend. The G.O.A.T.

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Very nice man. Always there to help. Class can be very boring. Do your hw. Do well on the labs. Read the unit summaries and do example problems to study for tests. Never need book.

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Mr. Shortenhaus is by far one of the best Physics teachers in the state. He teaches AP Physics C with Mechanics AND Electricity and Magnetism, which itself is impressive. I highly recommend.

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Great teacher. Loves Physics. Has awesome gadgets and puns

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Mr. Shortenhaus is a great Physics teacher. He is great at presenting a tough topic comprehensibly and has great visual demonstrations. The only bother is his monotone voice is rather boring and I tend to have trouble paying attention sometimes, which is a very bad side effect with such tough courses. Other than that, great teacher. His commitment to learning is incredible, he even gives free tutoring after school! 5 Star teacher. Also he is a great stand-up comedian.

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Commonly referred to as "Shortenbaus", "Shortensauce", and "Shortengauss". Easily one of my favorite teachers. Also, a boss.

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Mr. Shortenhaus is a very good teacher. His class is kind of hard but it is overall very fun. Physics for the win!

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vs. the world

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a really good teacher, never needed the book.

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what a boss. but, not the easiest class out there

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His simplistic and effective teaching method is really refreshing, not to mention that he is a boss.

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He's a pure genius. Pay attention to his class lectures, read the unit summaries, but don't become extremely connected to the book. It's essential to understand almost everything to do well.

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He was awesome 20 years ago. I'm glad he's still awesome now.

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In Class lectures are the only source that you can possibly study from. Homework is provided with no solutions, the book has problems but doesn't show you how to do them, so there is near nothing left

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His teaching style is effective if you pay attention to the lectures and demonstrations. He is obviously brilliant and overqualified. Easily one of the best teachers in the science department.

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the man's brilliant. and could probably wrestle his entire class to the ground. his lectures are clear and concise. He has great jokes.

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Cool teacher, and also a former NFL qb.

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One of the most intelligent teachers I have ever had, however he is not the greatest teacher. His classes are extremely repetative and he only teaches to one type of learners.

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Amazing teacher. Great jokes. Great class. GO AP PHYSICS!!!

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He is brilliant and he will even lay on a bed of nails for his classes. Anyone who says he is boring just finds the subject matter boring and isn't interested in physics. His monotone voice gets old..

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I slept through a third of his lectures so that probably makes his easy rating higher. He assumes we understand what he is talkng about but most of us don't.

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His lectures may be boring, but you can totally tell that he loves teaching, such an awesom guy, very nice and helpful...and it's hilarious just to watch him get embarrased

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so some of the lectures were boring...but he was quite a brilliant guy...and has a great mind! he held the best club in his class in 2004!!! "stop talking please"

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Although he is hard, Shortenhaus is so cool, and he has every science gadget ever!

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GENIUS!!! this can be really good or bad depending on how well you can connect with his intelligence, but overall a great teacher, not to mention hes hilarious

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I had him for summer school...and he tried to make everything more interesting...a nice guy.

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very easy, fun labs, makes science understandable

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Not only a wonderful teacher, but one of the kindest people alive.

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cool enough to be GOD

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The nicest guy alive

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stay awake and do your work--you'll have an experience.

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This man is predictable in a very good way. He is amazing, his voice is kinda monotone but he really tries to make everything exciting. Great man, I wish I ha

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