Evaluation of teachers
You should spend about 40 minutes onthis task.
Some people think that high schoolstudents should be given the freedom to evaluate and even criticize theirteachers, while others claim that this practice will disrupt the order inclassroom and lead to disrespect for teachers.
What is your opinion?
Write at least 250 words.
Whether high school students should begiven the freedom to evaluate and criticize their teachers is a challengingissue in education. Some people support this practice while others believe thatit will be hard for the teachers to maintain classroom order and gain students’respect. Personally, I agree to the latter opinion, which is based on thefollowing three reasons.
Main Body 1
First of all, it is difficult for highschool students to adopt a completely objective attitude towards their teacherswhen they are required to perform an evaluation task. They are young teenagers,immature and full of unrealistic expectations. Therefore, it can be predicted thatthere will be more undeserved negative comments on teachers than positive ones.Furthermore, the evaluations that the naïve students give may lead to apopularity contest among teachers, who will endeavor to gain favors from thestudents and compete for higher rankings rather than be competent andresponsible teachers.
Main Body 2
Secondly, if given the freedom to criticizetheir teachers, backward students may be tempted to attribute their pooracademic performances to the abilities of their teachers without making greatefforts to study. This is obviously unfair for their teachers and harmful totheir academic improvements. Meanwhile, if teachers receive too manyunwarranted criticisms, it will be really hard for them to concentrate on theirinstruction and one bad consequence is that they will lose the motivation andconfidence to teach.
Main Body 3
Lastly, if high school students are free toassess their teachers, they tend to have a psychological advantage and even misbehavein an intolerable way because they think teachers are at their mercy. A commonphenomenon in many schools is that some teachers do not criticize and correctproblem students since they are afraid of being revenged when it comes tostudents’ evaluation. As a result, teachers are bound to lose their authorityand even self-respect in the classrooms.
In conclusion, giving high school studentsthe freedom to evaluate and criticize their teachers is definitely not anappropriate method of school management. On the contrary, this practice willnot only disturb teachers and disrupt classroom order but also tend to indulgestudents who misconduct themselves and leave themselves no space forimprovement.