Average 4.96 based on 33 teacher ratings
Jim Shields is an English teacher at El Toro High School located in Lake Forest, California and part of Saddleback Valley Unified. Jim Shields' 33 teacher ratings contributes to El Toro High School's ranking of 1,289 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at El Toro High School is 3.93 stars.
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Really nice and easy to talk to. Really helped my writing skills which used to be so bad.

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Had Mr. Shields for English 3 IB and Theory of Knowledge. Easily the highlights of my day. He is the most fascinating intelligent person I've ever met. The class discussions blew my mind, and he alway

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Shields is by far the best teacher I have ever had, one one of the best people I've ever met. His fascination with the literature he teaches is amazing, and his care for students is equally wonderful.

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Awsome coach(:

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probably one of the coolest teachers i have ever had, and one of the smartest men i have ever met. i took the IB block just to have him for Theory of Knowledge my senior year. It rocked!

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I had him in mid eighties for English Lit. He was great then too

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Probably the greatest teacher in the history of this universe. He never ceases to amaze me with his limitless knowledge. I have him for TOK next year, too!

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I have had Mr. Shields for a short amount of time, but so far he was tought me more than what any teacher would have. He is soooooo awesome!!!! open note/book tests and his lectures are easy to follow, he gets you thinking in abstract ways that really prepared me for whats to come in life.

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Very good teacher. Positive. Should have more teachers like him at El Toro. Scary that Shields is a dieing breed at El Toro. The Science Teacher, Chris Carter should try to clone him.

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Incredible teacher. Wonderful person. A God-send, really! What struck me about him first was: before I ever had him for a teacher, someone told me 'don't be surprised if he's learned everyone's name by the second day of class,' and you know what, they were right--he'd learned all our names after the very first day. What an incredible way to show your students that they're each important to you?! He is so amazing! I will miss him terribly! God bless Mr. Shields!

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Amazing teacher. Inspiration for my own teaching career. He not only prepared me for the AP test, he not only prepared me for college, he prepared me to enter adulthood armed with a copy of Strunk and White and the ability to think analytically. Can't rate this guy high enough.

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The Greatest teacher in the world. Probably the smartest too.

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I can't imagine a better teacher, honestly. He is the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and interesting person I have ever met. I doubt I'll ever be taught so well again. Thanks Mr. Shields for being so amazing.

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Loved this guy. Amazing class. He really can quote an astounding about of literature and poetry from memory. Thought provoking-even at 7 in the morning. Pretty tolerant of tardies as I came in 2-5 minutes late usually 3 times a week and he was really cool about it. lots of essays, but it is an AP English class for a reason and he has a fair grading system. Can't say enough good stuff about him. Possible to get A

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Mr. Shields is awesome!! I can't imagine a more thought provoking teacher than him, you walk out of there feeling like ur IQ just jumped up! ET will be lacking so much if he ever leaves!

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An amazing teacher. He's one of those rare teachers that you'll never forget. He's just plain awesome. Love his lectures, discussions, ideas etc. AP- I'll miss this class. honestly

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AP English, Class of 97 - simply one of the best teachers I have ever had. Forces you to think and doesn't do it in a way that is oppressive or contrived. One of the small handful of teachers in my life that I can say best prepared me to be an attorney.

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Awesome teacher; he knows more quotes from random poems and stories (and songs and probably food recipies) than anyone i've ever known...plus he's great at teaching the philosophical side of literature

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COOL TEACHER. awesome discussions. it's the " you leave the class room with your brain hurting" discussions. the best. i dread the end of the year bc then i gotta move on. :(

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sheilds is the coolest teacher ever, i love his lectures!

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I loved Mr Shields. He made AP English the class i will forever miss. Too many essays, great lectures. Went into it hating english, came out changed for life.

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Another teacher that owes her career to this guy. Can we clone you? Can you somehow manage to teach high school and teach teachers at the same time?

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I was in the class of 93 and we loved his class. I am now a teacher myself and enjoy visiting him when I can. Definitely one of the best teachers I ever had.

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Mr. shields is an incredible teacher that always has something interesting to say in his class... he is so smart... he can quote writtings like its nothing

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Four teachers at ETHS made me want to be a high school teacher, and he is #1 on that list. Keep up the awesome work, Mr. Shields! :-D

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I have a Masters Degree now and looking back he was the best teacher of my entire school career. Thanks Mr. Shields for inspiring ME to be a teacher &thinker!

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Great teacher, tough class

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Funny guy. Really interesting class.

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BEST TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD! Very intelligent and knowledgable. Taught me many great things. Very interesting person to talk with.

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I was class of 90. I used to stare at the quotes on the wall. I am a teacher now and have quotes on my wall because of Mr. Shields. Thank you!

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best teacher ever

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Best teacher ever!!!

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Awesome teacher, great ideas. Go Mr. Shields!

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