The more teachers and students are on the same page, the more the environment in the classroom improves. The class can go from being a sleeping place to a place of vibrant discussions and lectures.
Teachers are always grading their students. States across the country are looking for better ways to assess their teachers, sure there’s administration, but the students have the advantage of potentially catching their teachers at the perfect moment. The school system continues to change rapidly and anyone can slip up, and a slip up is just fine, until you begin to manipulate it. Most students would not hesitate to report any unethical actions to higher authority.
The advantage of Students Being Able to Grade Their Teachers are that it allows teachers to see how they are doing. If students can provide feedback, their teachers can assess what is and what is not working and hopefully improve. Also it makes teachers accountable. Teachers should be able to foster a learning environment with the proper knowledge, attitude, sensitivity, maturity, enthusiasm, and judgment. The only way to find out if they can deliver is through student feedback. Feedback instead of grade allows the student to provide criticism so that the teacher can improve their methods.
Student feedback might provide insightful information on how teaching skills can be improved. This also improve the student-teacher relationship. Allowing constructive feedback can make students feel more respected. It can also help students feel more comfortable around their teachers while enabling teachers to understand better and help their students.
Despite these advantages there are some disadvantages to. As there are chances of Voluntary response bias. If students do not like their teacher, they might give low scores instead of providing fair feedback. Some students may not even care about whether or not they submit an evaluation of their teacher’s skills. Sometimes there is Lack of maturity. Although students are expected to construct fair evaluations of their teachers sensibly, this is not always the case. Most students are too immature to provide feedback on how teachers perform in class objectively and Teaching is curriculum-based. It may seem unfair to judge a teacher who had no hand in forming the syllabus – which is often created by the school or the board of education.
Students should collectively and responsibly grade the teachers in a fair way. It is a promising concept and will yield surprisingly good results if refined and applied with the right conditions as proposed above. The future of the country depends upon how well the students are nurtured when they are in their formative years. The system of grading of teachers may prove to be a boon for the institutions who aim to nurture the “hope of tomorrow”.