Average 3.21 based on 24 teacher ratings
Jody Shaboluk is a Visual Arts teacher at Westmount Secondary School located in Hamilton, Ontario. When comparing Jody Shaboluk's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Jody Shaboluk's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westmount Secondary School is 4.17 stars.
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She definitely picks favourites, which I know is really irritating in a teacher, but she also has genuinely very useful things to say about art. I think a lot of people are reluctant to listen to her because they feel she is harsh, which is understandable if you're just taking art to fill your timetable. If you really plan on pursuing art though, listen to her. She knows what she's talking about and it will get you used to following constructive criticism.

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Had her in grade 9, treated me a lot better than my friends. It was a bit obvious that she picked favorites, and if you didn't amount to her liking, she was a bit tougher/ruder with you. Marked accordingly (most of the time), but would sometimes expect more than possible in a grade 9 class. Her lessons actually did help me understand, and she seemed like she knew what she was doing most of the time. Definitely hard to stay on track in visual arts, and she's not too lenient on deadlines. 7/10

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her teaching is about as great as her fashion sense. also is rude and mean

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She has brought my friends to tears multiple times, singles people out, picks favorites, and gossips behind ou backs about us. She makes my one friend in particular very uncomfortable to a point where they refuse to go to class put of fear of being singled out or embarrassed. he is the leader of positive space, yet singles out students and embarrasses them in front of the class. I don't believe she should be teaching students. Please please for your sake switch if you have her.

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She gives long lessons that cover something that could have been explained quickly. She scares me because she's really strict and she makes me uncomfortable when she calls on me in the class or singles me out.

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She is an extremely unpleasant teacher to work with, picks favorites and refuses to take work that isn't up to her standards, despite her standards often being beyond the students ability. She openly mocks students, forces them to change their pieces to her ideas and is very rude when asked for help. I have seen at least 4 students brought to tears in her class from her making snarky, unhelpful remarks about their work. She once loudly asked a student if they were "trying to make that look bad".

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She once insinuated that I'm not gonna amount to anything in life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ She also never really helped me with my work, or encouraged me. I was in grade 10 at the time, and since she favours seniors, maybe I should give her another shot...

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She knows her stuff but puts her attitude way ahead of her profession. Had her in grade 10 and could tell she did not like the non-artistic students like myself one bit. She tends to chat a lot with other teachers during class and gets really sassy when you stand to the side while waiting patiently. Do not ask her anything about her personal life - EVER!

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I think she s very popular with the seniors since she does favor them MUCH MORE, u can tell :s suuuper hard marker compared to mr pattinson. all juniors hate her for her strickness as well. she s alwa

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I don't get why Ms. Shaboluk is so under appreciated. She has a refined sense of humour and she is good to the students who are good to her. She marks fairly and is an amazing, creative artist. People

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She takes alot of time for getting used to, but in the end a pretty good teacher and can make class pretty fun as long as you're past grade 10 ...if not...........???

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A little bit dissapointing because she doesn't give much feedback and isn't very out-going. However, she does give clear instrunctions and marks fairly. I look forward to taking art again.

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I think she's a great art teacher. She taught me a lot of things and I'm not joking. Though everybody seems to have a terrible impression of her, I think she's okay. I wouldn't mind taking art again.

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I think a lot of students are a tad bit harsh on her, true she's mean and seems like a terrible teacher to the younger students, but trust me, she's great with the senior students and is helpful.

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I took grade nine art, hated her. Took grade twelve and she was so much nicer, she is definitely partial to senior students. She can be quite funny.

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firm, but fair. Ms Shaboluk is always upfront with her expectations & is helpful with time management

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shes really strict about the 2 units a week thing and its dumb becuase the projects are divided up like 2 units for one 1 unit for the next and 2 units for the next so you cant hand in like that one unit if you need to hand in 2.. and its all very confusing. she isnt very helpful and she kind of scares me.

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Now that I think about it, she IS a good teacher and is fair. She helped give me ideas for my artwork and they were very useful. She gives good criticism, too.

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ms. shaboluk is hilarious. she has that witty, sarcastic sense of humour, some people don't like it, but that's just because they probably don't have the IQ to comprehend. i found she was inspiring, and let me hand in extra units when i needed to. she gave good feedback and left me in tears some days from trying not to laugh. only downside is when she gives a lesson...it goes on and on and on about nothing. luckily that isn't too often!

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tries to act young when really she's old

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She is very critical and stubborn, and makes fun of students behind their backs.

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Ms. Shaboluk is a great teacher. She's helpful too, and she's funny in that sarcastic, blunt sort of way.

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