She was a very unknowledgeable teacher and often used her opinion when marking instead of looking at facts or research done during our assignments. If you have her you should just drop the course and consider summer schooling
Favours students and doesn't actually teach. If you have a group that she dislikes, you will most likely get a mark you didn't deserve because of your group, even though it's INDIVIDUAL MARKING.
As an ESL student, I really like her class. Everyone is getting involved. She treats each student equally because she doesn't even know who they are...
Having her this semester for gr10 English. Doesn't look upon to ESL students and super biasis to the nerds or really great writer. She's really helpful tho, ask her if u need help.
She really isn't as badas everyone says. Shes pretty fair to all students and you'll really get along with her well if you participate in her class and try hard. After having her in gr 10 and 11 though, I can tell she's definitely better with her senior classes.
She knows her stuff, that's for sure. She's generally a pretty friendly teacher as well and she's there to help you when you need it, as well as the fact she'll give you a few more chances to right your wrongs, however, I felt that she didn't really TEACH, she more just gave us things to do and expected us to figure it out on our own. She didn't explain thoroughly enough or give clear instructions. The course was somewhat easy, but there was also the issue of her hand-writing.
Had an easy time in her class and got great marks. She could improve on her handwriting though because it's unreadable... Hope I get her again in the future!
she is not the devil that everyone described her to be. she's a pretty good teacher and will give you decent marks. i feel that sometimes she mark unfairly because she skims through your work in 5 minutes. you spent a month completing 50 pages of process and she marks in it in 5 minutes? she just looks at what you normally get and gives you he same thing so no matter how much harder you work, it'll seem like you never improve. she talks for way too long, especially when she answers a question.
Just... No. She is one of the worst english teachers I've ever had.
Uh... How do I say this? She's pretty good but pretty bad as well... I'm at crossroads here. I think she's fairly a strict marker but that's just how she is. The only way to do well in her class is to be a GENIUS! It's almost impossible to get over 85 in her class unless you are an English nerd like her. Anyway, my experience in her class... just fine.
I've been subject to Schiffer twice, and the second time was no better than the first. If there ever were a teacher that told or taught me nothing, it was Schiffer. Her marking is erratic at best; where my marks come from, I don't know, and where they disappear to is a greater mystery. There are no favorites in her class, let alone affection. Focus, work until you think you've done too much, and read every letter of every rubric. You will survive
I liked Mrs Schiffer, she is opinionated and have some very interesting ideas. Participation is key. She doesn't take open disagreement well though, if in class you openly oppose her idea she will take personal revenge on your mark. Often disappear half way through class to get a smoke.When asking her a question also propose solutions, or you will get a very vague, cryptic answer.
haaate her. if i were to describe her i'd say she's obnoxious and smug..the work is okay tho. do the projects and youll definitely pass
I feel as though she is a teacher who once had the passion for teaching to match her passion for strict marking, but somewhere along the way, likely due to age, the former degraded while the latter lingered on, leaving little more than a cranky, unhelpful, old lady.
She cannot teach doesnt tell us how to do assignments, leaves us hanging and does not explain things well enough, worst teacher ever! "I can't teach english, the best guidance I can give you is do it"
Doesnt tell us about assignments then asks for them a week later, confuses students at times and is pretty boring
She might mark tough but she knows the hard work of her students. She is one that keeps an eye on her students and loves to help.
She's the hardest English teacher i've ever had but the one i learned the most from. She was always willing to help you out if you needed her. The best
she preaches how fun the assignments are, only understandable if you had had a well-distinguished background. has very high expectations so that the smart get smarter and the dumb are none the wiser.
i did poorly in her class. she says that she'll help in any way possible but she's not really much help at all. she talks way too much, we never truly get a full class period to do anything.
might as well change her last name to Stringent, cuz that's what she is. she's nice and very helpful though, but don't mess around in class or you'll be screwed.
nice, hard marker... has a day dreaming face on 90% of the time when she sits at her desk. she really loves english and you can tell by the way she expresses it. high standards;
bad teacher. hard marker AND she'd yell at you forever before answering your question
marks hard, she has really high standards, if you dont agree with her she would do anything to argue back. she's nice, but sometimes really picky and expects everything from you.
I did well in her class, but that doesn't mean I like her. She's actually pretty fair, but not exactly helpful. Will shoot down your ideas if she doesn't agree.
She's a FAIR marker-no favourites. She's passionate about what's she doing, so it's a little more interesting. Get's a little confrontational at times.
Ms Schiffer is the best english teacher ever! She's not that hard at all. I find other teachers mark way harder than her.
She is extremely helpful and will keep you on the right track as long as you ask for help.
Tough semester, but she's got passion and is always willing to help you
Will mark HARD! Will tear apart bad seminars! Will mark up essays! I learned a lot from her tho- so it pays off...
I like Ms.Schiffer. She is a very good teacher. She inspire me to become a teacher. Milions thanks to u ms.schiffer!!!! U are GREAT
She's definitely big on constructive criticism but that's because she's knows what's she doing! Hard work does pay off in the end...thanks!
i like Ms.Schiffer, She is an amazing teacher!!! In fact, I don't think that she marks hard!!! I wish I'll have her again in grade 12!!! Great Great teacher!!!!
She's a good teacher; she really makes you think. I think she marks too hard--I sometimes think she expects us to understand everything as well as she does. HA
She is a nice teacher! She a fair marker! I wish I will have her in grade 12 !!!!
I like Ms. Shiffer, she is nice! SHe marks hard? I don' think so... ONLY if you work hard and show her ur best quality of writing!!She is a really good teacher
nice teacher,but not like other teachers->didn't really help me with my assignments..had to do it all alone.. oh boy..a hard hard marker..good luck :)
anyone who gets an 80% average in her class is in line to become the next einstein
very hard marker, but very good teacher. good to those will to work but VERY mean to those not.
really good teacher (actually marks work), still i dont like Catcher in the rye
Not many kids like her, but she was my fav, tough marker
She encourages ppl who work hard.She's romantic~so write sth like dat in essay.
Stressed me beyond belief, still have nightmares, but great person, not teacher
She's a pretty hard marker...but overall she's nice...smart and funny teacher.