| #1 (permalink) Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:40 am Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers
|Topic : Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Teaching is a noble profession. While most of us think that future of a society or a country depends on its youth or students, in my opinion, it is in the hands of teachers. In many ways, students are influenced by their teachers. Not only their knowledge but also their behavior plays a critical role in molding today’s students into matured, wise and well-educated individuals of tomorrow. Ironically, nowadays most of the teachers fail to understand the influence of their profession on society. They are treating it merely as a job with monetary benefits but not as a profession with social responsibility. Consequently educational standards in schools are decreasing every day. Hence it became imperative for many institutions to evaluate the performance of their teachers. Although reluctant, I support the notion of students evaluating their teachers.
Quite often many hotels seek feedback, from their visitors, on their hospitality and on different cuisines served by them. Why are they so eager to take the feedback? It is because our reviews help them to understand their strengths and weaknesses and eventually to improve their service. Similarly, a feedback on his teaching enables a teacher to analyze his performance.
Success of a teacher lies in his efficiency in making his student understand his teachings. In order to do so, teachers use different teaching methodologies when teaching his class. While some methodologies are effective, some may not be as effective as expected. Student’s evaluation is important for a teacher to assess the efficacy of his methodology. Accordingly, teachers can always bring necessary changes in their teaching methods to help students.
Analyzing a teacher’s performance from a student’s perspective helps the school administration to maintain better education standards in the school. Using students’ reviews as the base, authorities can sack incompetent and ineffective teachers and hire new teachers who can be of more help to the students.
Appreciation is the best way of encouragement for anyone. Appreciating one’s good work motivates him to achieve more. These evaluations motivate all those teachers, who got good feedback from their students, to work even harder and help students as best as they can.
At the outset this idea may be perceived by most of us as not only inept but also illogical. However, considering current plight of our education system and the tendency of many teachers towards their profession, it may be more beneficial than detrimental to evaluate the professional efficiency of teachers.
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