Why students should be allowed to grade their teachers
Teachers are always grading their students, but have you ever thought ‘students should grade their teachers’?
Grading a person can be a very tricky task, one can provide proper feedback only after you are well aware of the individual in front of you.
States across the country are looking for better ways to assess their teachers.
Surely, there is the administration, but the students have the potential of catching their teachers at the perfect moment.
The school system continues to change rapidly and anyone can slip up.
Most students would not hesitate to report any unethical action(s) to higher authority.
Some people would say the students would be too biased. They may not value the privilege being granted and take advantage of it.
This grading process would instill better responsibility, patience, honesty and fair judgment which will show up in the long run as they grow.
Teacher evaluation systems are:
Advantageous to the teachers
When a student provides feedback to the teachers, a teacher can understand what and where s/he needs to improve on.
Teachers can better comprehend how effective their teachings are on the student.
Through grading systems, students can help a teacher recognize his/her strengths and weaknesses.
These evaluations can serve as huge stepping stones for new teachers whose careers have just started off positive feedbacks can go a long way.
Through this feedbacks, fresher teachers can identify the aspect(s) where they need assistance and ask for the same from their senior colleagues.
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Beneficial to the students
For instance a shy student has doubts about what is taught is in class but is unable to ask them due to some bad experience with the teacher, s/he can communicate this doubt with the teacher via feedback form.
This practice will also help the teacher know about the problems faced by the students, and the teacher can change his/her approach – if it constitutes the problem.
The responses received from students are to be anonymous and maintained by someone in authority.
This enables students to be open about their concerns to the teachers without the pressure of revealing their identity.
Moreover, grading systems helps to maintain positive student – teacher relationship.
Beneficial to the management
Through the grading system, the institution and its management can become aware of the performance of the teachers as well as the problems of the students.
This feedbacks can help the administration make informed decisions while providing salary increments or promotions to teachers.
The management can also take any action if necessary against any teacher with regards to their behavior, and this grades boost the ratings of the institution.
In conclusion, I believe that students having the ability to grade their teachers would be very beneficial.
It could be used as a type of reward for doing something great in class, and the society at large.
Thank you for your time, I really hope this article can help as many students as possible.
I still remain your humble friend Mr. Paschal, use the comment section on this post if you have any problems, questions or concerns. I’ll be there to help you in my own little way.
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