Every student’s got that teacher that they just absolutely hate. The one who “can’t teach.” The one who should have retired years ago, who can’t control a class, or who is just a plain jerk. It seems like they’re not going anywhere anytime soon even though they don’t allow students to be as productive as they are capable of. What about that old unfair janitor who gives out pointless detentions like they’re daily homework assignments? The lunch lady who spits on your food when she talks and can hardly walk? The crabby librarian who can’t hear a word you say and won’t help you find anything or make you feel welcome in the library? There should definitely be something students can do about it. They should surely have a say in who can provide their education and their high school experience. I know it’s hard to admit, but sometimes the students are right. Sometimes they know what they’re talking about. I mean, they are the ones who have the first-hand experience of being around these type of employees. Some out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new is seriously needed in some schools and the students are just the ones who can give the best feedback and advice on where school faculty are needing improvement in order to be successful. Just as teachers, who have first-hand experience, can give the best feedback and “ratings” on students. It’s not complaining, and the students have no actual control over who stays and who goes. It is just so suggestions can be appropriately made so that something can be done if needed about people who are making high school education an uncomfortable, inappropriate, or overly difficult experience. This is why there should be an opportunity in which at the end of each school term, student evaluations of faculty may be submitted online.
That is the opening paragraph I am writing on this very topic for my 11th grade Lit. Class.
Because sometimes the teachers grade us based on their opinions so why shouldn't we have the freedom of speech. Plus the fact is we're all humans here teachers think themselves is all knowing when they're not.It's best teachers can make much worse decisions than us it's but they're in denial.
Teachers are accountable to students for creating an environment that fosters learning. They do this with their attitude, knowledge, maturity, sensitivity, respect, judgment, enthusiasm, connection, etc. That's a lot to bring to the table and they should be graded on how well they are able to bring it or if they leave some of it behind.
I hate grades. Giving a letter grade A, B, C, etc. Tells you nothing about the person and what was done in the class. When you are labeled a letter based on your entire experience in a class how is that supposed to be fulfilling or meaningful at all? Who in the real world looks at a faceless transcript and wants to hire that person? You need to meet them and judge their character and research their experience in life situations.
Anyway, If a student is judged by the teacher than the teacher should also be judged by the student. We are all humans. In what other job would this even be a question? For example, of course the public wants to judge the performance of construction workers because if you don't they don't need to do well at their job, and the public are the best critics for the construction workers. Similarly the student is the teacher's best critic and feedback of the teacher helps the teacher to improve their methods and realize that students are capable of teaching too. Teachers need to be humbled.
I think we as students should be able to grade our teachers. Not because they are mean, how they dress or so on. We should grade them on their performance of teaching. Are they explaining the work they want us to do? Are they actually teaching us something valuable and not wasting our time? In that form of grading, I do think we should be able to. I don't think it is fair how there are teachers who have been teaching for so many years and all their students fail. That is a sign that the teacher isn't doing something right.
Teachers should be able to know their personal attitude and about how they are acting from the children's perspective. You should also be able to grade your teachers so they could understand how you feel and what they need to fix. Teachers also can be informed on why some kids don't like them.
Sure, students should be able to grade teachers. Obviously the grading would work differently than the grades do for students. I would use it more as a performance report. The report wouldn't affect the teachers pay, but it would let them know if they are doing good, or need improvement.
Students should be able to grade their teachers because when the are graded the want to grade right back trust me. When i finish a test and get a good grade i want to write a letter or even verbally telling them thank you. Because even teachers need to know how they are doing. If students are able to grade their teachers the teachers can look back on this and focus on what is failing in their teaching career and work to make it better.
In every organisation, the subordinates get to grade their higher ups and have one on one discussions with them, and try to work out terms of agreement. The same should be applied in schools too. Teachers are usually tested based on the knowledge they have of the subject, but very rarely based on their teaching skills. If students are allowed to grade teachers, it would be a very good test of the teachers' teaching skills.
If teachers are ever trying to receive information, then they can't do that without having a good teacher that teaches the things that they need to know. If this were to happen, then I would suppose that it would be the same way that teachers give grades to the students. Also, if kids don't do well in school, then it will be most of the teachers fault because the kids aren't learning from a teacher that doesn't teach well.
It could help out the teacher to find out what the students think of their teaching. It could help them to better understand how good or bad of a teacher they are. It would be better for the school administers to see how students feel about their different teachers. It could help the county office to see how good or bad the teachers are at their jobs.
I recently have had a Russian teacher who has an extremely thick Russian accent, making her words tough to understand. She has the grammar of a 5 year old and she is almost illiterate. I have had an English teacher who was laid off near the end of the year, but had to finish this year. This made her unbearably bitter and seemingly uncaring. The school needs feedback from the students so they can assess the situation and take action. Whether it be firing the teacher or consulting them about the feedback. Anyways that is just my take on the situation. And I don't think many teachers would agree with my stance.
Teacher's have many different ways of teaching material to their students. And I believe that they should have several different ways of communicating information. How are they to know which ways are effective and which are not? Their students are the ones being effected by their tactics, so their students should be the ones to respond to them. However, if a student doesn't have the best relationship with their teacher they may let their personal relationship effect their professional evaluation. I believe that ONE student should not judge a teacher and the judgment be taken seriously. A group of students that are taught by that teacher should be submitted for assessment and their overall liking or disliking of the teacher is what should be held as data.
I think maybe at least one time in someone's education process they had a teacher that really didn't give a lot of effort in making everyday learning a successful or even somewhat fun class.I had one teacher that was just horrible in teaching , i even asked if i could this class because this poor efforts were ruining the point of class.I wanted to learn and expand my horizons in education , while you think of a teacher of a person who can make education fun and even a "life changing experience."
While some people may abuse it, I think that most kids would take it seriously. Even if a few students did abuse it and gave all their teachers bad ratings, it would have the same effect on all teachers and still be fair. In-fact, I think that students should be able to rat teachers by law.
Yes it is true that students maybe subjective in their reports, yet the feedback would be gathered from many students, so telling whom got a bit emotional in this/her feedback should be easy. Also, after all the purpose of education is passing the information to the student. Than whom better than the student to report if he/she understood the material of the course and if the teacher had the skills to pass the information. Finally listening to students might be beneficial, they might have some really good ideas of improvement that would be beneficial to both the students and the teacher.
If students don't feel comfortable with their teachers, grades and scores could go down. However the grades and reports should be crossed referenced just to be sure if their true. I believe it would be a great thing for students to grade their teachers and, figure out who is better at teachers and getting the grades.
The US is complaining that our schools aren't in the top rankings on a worldwide scale. The only "solution" that officials can come up with is to lengthen the number of school days. How would lengthening the school year help if you have poor quality teachers? No one will find out if teachers are bad if the students can't grade them. I do agree that there are some flaws on this system (I am a student myself, I should know) some student will give bad grades because of personal grudges. How were these grudges developed in the first place? There must be some reason. There will also be the children who are to shy to give bad teachers a lower grade. Despite this, there will be some students who honestly grade their teachers. It will give the whole school I sight on what needs to be changed in the school. I believe that it would be a smart move to let children (maybe grade 6 and up) to grade there teachers because the bad teacher will receive honest grades from the students 'mature' or not.
If students grade their teachers then the teachers can maybe help improve their actions. I have to say, my teacher is mean sometimes, but other times she is the nicest person in the world. She could be nice if she tried. Anyway, if students grade their teachers then the teachers can learn from that grade and it might help the learning of the future generation of next year's children!
I have heard that if you want to know what to improve in your life then get married. The same is true for teachers; who better to ask what you need improving on? You might find that it will not be all negative. A student is more likely to take a class if they like the teacher and have heard good things about them.
Many teachers choose favorites or teach the curriculum poorly. The teachers shouldn't be graded based on how many students succeed but by the students themselves. Students don't always succeed based on what the teacher taught. They could have a tutor explaining what the teacher didn't or a parent. Students may not like their teachers but there is ALWAYS a reason why they don't.
This is because the one who is studying is the student.. and the students must know what he or she is studying..they should grade their teachers in order to improve the quality of their education..if they realize the way of their teacher's teaching is not suitable for them?? Can't they be silent as if they did not know anything..?? Of course no..if they do so..they will end up failed in their exams..we have the right to speak the truth..so it is not wrong to grade the teachers as long as it is true..
Some teachers are really the reason for students failure, and although the teacher may not be able to be fired, the school system now knows the students oppinions of them and can attempt to fix it, as long as students are fair and reasonable and have there best interest at heart.
As long as student opinion is not the only (and, indeed, not even the most important) metric, there is no problem with students being able to anonymously express their opinions about their teachers. Who better than the people who are in the classroom every day with that teacher to be able to provide some insight as to how well that teacher is doing?
Yes, students should grade their teachers. This would be an excellent way to gain feedback on how effective a teacher is in the classroom. Teachers are judged and rated by principals but they should also take the students assessments into consideration. If teachers knew that part of their salary increase every year would depend on how effective students thought they were, it would probably push them to improve their methods and presentations in class. Teachers and school boards would be very surprised at how perceptive students are and how astute they are at reading teachers attitudes and lack of personal motivation in the classroom. A bored and ineffective teacher will have a negative effect in the classroom and it could go undetected and unaddressed for years.
I am a teacher and I do think students should grade teachers. The students should not necessarily grade the teachers themselves or their personalities, but students should be able to voice their opinion on what methods of teaching are effective. The better we know how children of today learn the better we prepare them to educate the children of tomorrow.
Students are much more mature that they are given credit for. They have the right to grade their educators based on how well they are being taught, so school districts can adjust their teaching style and connected with their students on a deeper level. There would of course have to be very strict guidelines so students could not grade only off their opinion. I think students should be allowed to grade their teachers.
Students should not be eligible to rank their educator. Most students are immature and will rank their educator on their own moronic opinions on their educators educational system. Many will abuse this privilege for their own injurious purposes, such as less homework or cellular devices in class. This will disrupt the learning environment for serious students trying to have a better future.
No--students do not know by what measure to grade teachers. Teachers should be graded in some form, but not by their own students. Students also tend to be particularly harsh if they have a personal problem with a teacher or did not perform well in a class. There should be a different way of measuring teacher performance that does not depend on the students.
Students do not realize that by posting these comments, or grades, they are damaging the teachers career. As far as college professors go, if they do not have enough students enrolled in their classes, they do not get paid. This means that the pay the teachers were expecting does not come. An angry student that did not work hard and received a bad score on a test can get his revenge by posting a bad review on the teacher, even though it was his fault. You just cant trust it.
Students are not as wise as adults and don't have as much experience in the real world. They might not understand what makes a good teacher. Being a pupil, I can say that I enjoy teachers who are really energetic, funny and kind. However, this may not necessarily mean they are the most qualified and best at their job. However students would give them good grade because they are "fun" and "nice". Personal bad experiences with teachers could lead to undeserved bad grades as well, for example a student could have been caught doing something bad or was given a bad grade because of their poor quality of work. Overall, there would be a lot of good teachers with bad grades, and so this could have negative consequences such as dismissals.
Many pupils would just not be capable of this. The average student these days is hardly up to getting a few GCSEs, and frankly, as a high school student, I know some people who would work against or for people for personal gain. They just don't have the wit to do this, and it is silly to make out that they do, as it may end stickily.
Students do not have the maturity to grade their teachers. Some bad students will probably give their teachers low scores, and some student may not care whether or not they get graded. This would result in a Voluntary Response Bias. I understand that the students have the experience, however they should not grade their own teachers, especially when the students are receiving mediocre/bad grades.