Tom is a great dude, goat all the way
Did I ever tell you about the time when my college dorm floor went to see the Exorcist but I stayed in my room?
Was a very helpful teacher. He explains topics very well. But at the same time he lets you teach yourself by giving the tools for you to succeed but to learn to use them yourself
Mr. Shakely has his own way of doing things that works very well. He has a concept where you think for yourself and he points you in the right direction and tells you when you get there. As a 2XL guy I can say that I hated poetry, but it grew on me in his class. He grades really tough on essays, but I'm a much better writer now that I've taken his class. His class is very hard but well worth the effort.
I have to say, the class seemed unproductive. However, in his class, he doesn't teach you, you teach yourself by pushing yourself, which is a good thing i have to say. "Think for yourself." He pushes you to not try to rely on the teacher, but yourself. Very knowledgeable too in fact, seems to know everything that is happening in the world. Taught me to be a better writer. Take his class, it may seem difficult but you wont regret it in the long run.
Not to tell you things you already know, but the class is hard. Mr. Shakely is very unorthodox, if you are like me and thought you beat the system when it came to teachers, this class will throw you off. However, I can honest
My son has had Shakely as a teacher he is terrible! He NEVER knows what he is talking about! He is not knowledgeable and curses as well as uses the Lord's name in vain, not proper ettiqute for a Catholic High School teacher!
Awesome class liked the discussions in 2XL and really feel like I can take anything after that class. Difficult class but well worth the effort in the long run. Shakley rules!!!!!
T-shakes is the hardest teacher I have ever had, but when youLISTEN to the man, he is one of the best teachers at Jesuit.
why is everyone hating on shakedog? This guy is like my best friend.
damn, why is everybody hating on shake-n-bake? this guy is like my best friend
Truly a man of experience in the classroom and on the court, Mr. Shakely teaches students to be independent and to "think for themselves." If you want to see a happy Shakely, talk to him outside the classroom, he nicer.
2Xl is extremely hard, not really worth it to get into AP next year but the experience is great and unforgetable.
mr. shakely was one of my best teachers. he was really funny too. i leanred a lot, not only about english but he taught us a lot about thinking for ourselves and some good life lessons. he genuinely cared for his students.
english 3 is alright, but it's kind of slow because he has to accomodate for the slower individuals
english 3 was a great class with t-shakes. he taught me alot not just about english and lit but about how to think for yourself and it was a great class. i wish i could have him again next year hes a great guy
2XL was a pretty hard class but extremely thought provoking. He really prepares you for life because he teaches you to think for yourself and in different way.
2XL was the hardest class I've ever taken, but it was totally worth it.
I first met him a frosh; he was my basketball coach. I hated him with everything I had. Now as a jr. in his english 3 class i love the guy. He is one of the most entertaining, brilliant teachers i have ever had.
The class is interesting, but his personality is confusing - when is he using saracsm?
JUNIOR YEAR IS GROW UP YEAR!! You will most likely go to AR, Sac State, or Standford, but most likely AR. Nearly impossible to get an A, but a good teacher. Shake 'N Bake 4 Life!
I don't always sleep!!!!! You just catch me at the wrong time...! zzzzzZZZZZ
One of the best teachers at JHS. Applies his philosophy to his teaching. I learn as much about life in that class as I did about English. Godspeed, Mr.Shakely.
poetic vision. synthesis paper. crap. note taking. just hates his job and makes you pay for it. never acknowledges you
Liked the books, but repeated the same lessons several times over (prayer of the anonymous confederate soldier). A little intimidating, but not at all mean.
Great class, but its pretty easy. You really don't have to work too hard to pull an A.
Shakedog is the best, I learned a whiole lot from his class, that I actually use now... Im no longer at Jesuit and I miss that guy
Very wise, and his class is eye opening, poetic vision will teach you a lesson!
E2XL. For an English teacher he's suprsingly organized. He's my favorite teacher, & his semester final was welcomed but unexpected. "spacially repeat when SATII
He was directly responsible in enabling me to perfect ACT vocabulary score and high 790 SAT verbal.
class is easy most of the time, then it gets hard for the major assignments pv synthesis DONT do the syn. paper over the summer great man interesting class
Not the easiest class ever, but if you work at it, you'll do fine. One word of advice, dont procrastinate on Poetic Vision or the Synthesis essay.
TOMMY BOY, me am glad you's taught us'es abouts oodles of many of things about grammer.
This guy is the best teacher I have ever had. Knows an extrodinary amount about people...Cool guy
this guy has been the best english teacher ever, mainly because he is so odd. however, 2xl was a little hard without extra gpa points...
SHAKELY!!!! SHAKELY!!! this guy is the coolest thing ever since the beatles
YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! i love shakely; the greatest guy in the world
His book quizzes were right out of the Cliff Notes...Never needed to read
Tought me to take full responsibility for my actions, he prepared me for college
Best English teacher I ever had - Did the most to prepare me for college
Tom Shakely was the second most ineffective teacher I had a Jesuit.
Demanding quite a bit of his students, he thoroughly prepares them for college.