Average 4.39 based on 32 teacher ratings
Cliff Shaw is a Languages teacher at Acalanes High School located in Lafayette, California and part of Acalanes Union High. Cliff Shaw's 32 teacher ratings contributes to Acalanes High School's ranking of 814 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Acalanes High School is 3.97 stars.
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Super silly and serious at the same time- fun, but challenging class.

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Very good teacher. Doesn't update grades or Schooloop enough.

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Shaw is an inspiration to us all. Probably wouldn't have continued Spanish if not for his class. Never a dull moment with him, most fun class I've ever been in, somehow he found a way to tolerate the freshmen's behavior. Very funny and a genuinely great guy

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One of the best, nicest, and most helpful teachers on campus. Anyone is lucky to be in his class.

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I love Shaw as a teacher for Spanish 5 AP. He is really fluent, and he has really improved my fluency and has prepared me for the test. He also exposes us to a lot of latino culture which is nice.

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I'm a freshman and in his Espanol 2 class. We don't learn anything in class and the only way to succeed in his class is to study for hours. He doesn't prepare us for tests very well and then grades VERY HARD. If you mispelled a word by adding a single extra letter then you miss that potential point. no half credit. He is funny and a nice guy tho.

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I had him freshman year and I loved his class. He was always fun and I was excited to be there, however, he did get angry some days (which was to be expected with mostly freshmen). I had him again senior year and it was one of the best classes i had ever had. He had all the great characteristics from freshman year and none of the problems you get with freshman classes. I left the class knowing spanish which was nice. If you didn't necessarily like him in spanish 2 don't worry about taking AP.

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Senor Shaw!! Holaholahola holahola (If you've been in his class you'll understand) Extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. Really amazing guy. One of the only good teachers I've had at Acalanes. Thanks Senor!

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He's awesome! He's great yeah.

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He is insanely funny and very nice however his tests are super hard.

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One of the funniest and most passionate teachers I have ever had. His AP class isn't too difficult if you just do the work.

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Probably the funniest teacher I've ever had. It's pretty easy for your grade to drop in that class, tests are difficult and lecutres can get unclear. He's pretty easy going and fair, but definitely does not tolerate behavior beyond a certain point, so stay on his good side. If you need help (even if you have a different Spanish teacher!) he's always there to answer questions. Very funny with creative lesson plans. If you put the effort in, you'll get a lot out of the class.

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OMG SEÑOR SHAW! This guy's awesome! He is without a doubt the funniest teacher I have ever had. I look forward to his class everyday and I rush as fast as I can in order to get there first. Mr. Shaw

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Senor is hilarious. He is a great teacher but his AP class is quite difficult. He knows what he is talking about and will take any questions.

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Seems like a nice guy. Puntos adios got way overdone and he doesn't teach the material very well. He's better than many of the other spanish teachers though.

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Sr. Shaw's great. We never really did anything in the class, and then the tests would be freakishly hard, but I still really enjoyed it. My conversational skills have definitely improved

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Best Spanish teacher. He really comes up with creative ways to get everyone to learn the material.

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Ok teacher, i guess. Very funny, always an entertaining class.

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He was one of the reasons why I became a teacher myself. Muy divertido! He made Spanish easy and fun to learn.

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He is an awful teacher but he's super funny and makes class fun. The song tests and flash cards are stupid and there's hw everyday but i just did my hw in class while he was "teaching"

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He's probably one of the wierdest/funniest teachers i've ever had.

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A great guy, and good teacher. Makes it really easy to love the language

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I loooove Sr.! He's so funny and entertaining.

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He is overly enthusiastic yet manages to do very little actual teaching.

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u have a great sense of humor and so fun to be around! ur the best!

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Mr. Shaw is the best teachr ever!!!!!

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i miss u shaw. ur one of the best spsh teechrs i'v had. u made me like spanish and now im in spanish 4. thanks so so much!!!!!

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i love u sr!

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Shaw rocks my world...how many other teachers sing mariachi when we get bored.

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he has a gr8 sense of humor and knows how to "handle" students...kids respect him, its hard not to. one the most fun teachers i've had!!

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amazing, mkes you want to learn becuase you can tell that he enjoys teaching and also can connect to the students

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Senor Shaw es muy amable. He's so cool, though sometimes a little sudden on the essays. Good partner for the talent show, and great Spanish rapper!

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