Average 3.78 based on 22 teacher ratings
Erin McShane is a Performing Arts teacher at James Logan High School located in Union City, California and part of New Haven Unified. Erin McShane's 22 teacher ratings contributes to James Logan High School's ranking of 1,073 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at James Logan High School is 4.11 stars.
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I'm a sophomore and this is my first year in advanced choir. I can see that she does pay more attention to the returners, but she's always willing to help me and she is a really sweet person. I love Mrs. McShane as a teacher. She is so passionate about everything she does and she only tries to help us. She's my favorite teacher! Not only is she very kind and helpful, but also super knowledgable!! BEST TEACHER EVVVVER! <3

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One word : favoritism
That's the fuel that has driven the choir hierarchy for all these years. If you're one of her favorites, then you'll get everything you want in choir. She uses fear as a way to get people to "respect" her... Whatever her mood is that day is how she'll interact with students in class and she claims to treat all of her choirs the same but it's blatantly clear which her favorite choirs are; she's quick to snap at the choirs that don't bring home a lot of awards.

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Shane-O is a very nice person. And i feel like although she has favorites she's trying her best to be fair with everyone. And I think her favorites are mostly the 3-4 years returner that really knows her. she's really trying to get you to what you want but you need to work hard for it and I think that's what other people doesn't understand, that she's making us better than what we are by pushing us to our limits. I love her so much and I wouldn't want any other choir teacher than Shane-O :)

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This lady is one of the biggest bullies you will have in high school. She's terrible in the fact that she loves drama more than the teenagers she teaches and she yells at them for no apparent reason and it usually depends on her mood. Definitely is compassionate about what she does but that gives her no reason to be so rude to the people who don't agree with her. You're a high school teacher of an average choir, not freakin jesus.

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-too many favorites (cant have personal issues be involved with work)
- points too many fingers, obviously its your fault for pressuring us.
- the pressure shoulnt be on freshmans because theyre little. they dont know anything and their voices are still tiny. it wont be developed until junior/senior yr. generations are different now a days. they get smaller and smaller each year.
- her being rude one day and nice the next is schizophrenic (fave term to use on students)
- favorites dont even like her plus she talks bad about them too (really no point in having faves)
- she says that this choir is doing better than us but we come to find out that they suck just as much as we do
- she separates friendship and teacher really bad. its not really the way it should be

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She has a lot of favoritism, but the thing is she is an amazing teacher. She is awesome in many ways. She is competitive and very passionate with everything.

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She play favorites and if you do something she doesn't like, you have a bad fallout from her.

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I honestly think she is such a wonderful teacher. She shows that she cares quite differently from others. For example, her strategie in pushing us to become a success in the end is totally different from others. In her eyes, there is more improvement to be done in everything we do. Our performances may be just OK, but she wants us to be more than okay. Instead of saying, "THATS GOOD" she yells at us which gives us motivation to prove her wrong.

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I really like her because she can be nice and easygoing at times when she's not working us hard in our singing, which is natural for a teacher who wants her kids to be the best. I just really dislike the favoritism that occurs every day which is so obvious that I think some people feel left out when not being known as a favorite. But in terms of teaching, she knows how to push our limits but at sometimes can appear vague in her instructions on what to do.

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biased toward her favorite students so i always felt left out

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whoever said she has favorites, she does...but whoever complains about it...its just becuase they arent one of her favorites. they wish they were.

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She's really passionate about what she teaches and really wants the best for the choir, but the favoritism among students really sets a negative mood and it's really discouraging t

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There is a lot of favoratism and she tries not to show it but the choir knows better. It is so obvious. If your not a favorite say goodbye to solos and getting into higher choirs.

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She let's certain people(her favorites) slide on the rules, and she gets mad at others. It doesn't make sense.

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She isn't enthusiastic about what she teaches, she's more bored. It really makes a difference if a teacher loves what he/she teaches.

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Ms. McShane is the BEST teacher EVARRRRRR!!!!!

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i love you ms. mcshane! the people in choir are SO nice..and helpful..=) im blessed to have such a nice teacher and people in class...

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Although I gave all the best ratings for Ms. McShane, can you say "DRAMA"? Too much drama in her class.

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She chooses favorites, and thus creates a class system among choir. There's way too much status dillusion and drama in choir.

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choir rocks

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