Should Students Be Able to Pick Their Teachers

Should Students Be Able to Pick Their Teachers

Surbrina Pontod

We have all had teachers that we disliked because of how they teach, their humor, or their helpfulness.  Most students would agree that, if given a choice, they would prefer teachers who they get along with well.  For this reason, if students want to request a teacher, it should be an easy and fast process. When a student does not attain his or her full potential with a teacher, he or she may prefer to have another teacher to see if his or her performance changes.

Many students don’t work well with certain teachers. Therefore, kids should be allowed to not only pick the classes they want, but to be able to choose the teacher they want. Getting along with a teacher or just in all working better with a teacher can mean higher grades and less chances of failing classes. Students should be able to request teachers because we should be able to get the best of our education, and what teacher we have can affect that a lot. Kids should be able to pick their teachers because it will affect the way they are teached and the way that they learn. Maybe if kids got to pick their teachers they would actually want to go to school and learn because of their teacher that they have. 

Some kids don’t have a big comfort zone, some don’t want to open up and let others into their life and teach them. All kids have different learning styles. Students may like the way one teacher teaches and hate the way the other one teaches because of their learning style. Overall, I think that students should get the opportunity to pick their teachers. I think students should pick their own teachers because of how challenged they want to be. Some teachers teach more challenging concepts than other teachers. That means some students will be taught more challenging things than others.

Improving students relationships with teachers has become important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students academic and social development.The student is likely to trust her teacher more, show more engagement in learning, behave better in class and achieve at higher levels academically. Teachers have a very significant, lifelong impact on all of their students. This impact involves not only the teaching of particular academic skills, but as importantly, the fostering of student self-esteem. Reinforcing self-esteem in the classroom is associated with increased motivation and learning so it will be good for students to pick a teacher that can help them have a better impact on learning.

Establishing a positive relationship with their teacher helps a student feel more comfortable and safe in their classroom environments. As a result, students are more likely to participate actively in class and challenge themselves academically. Believing in the students and offering support throughout the school year can help improve their achievement levels. … When the students are getting honest responses and help to improve their weak areas, it is easier to maintain motivation. Improving the behavior of students in the classroom is part of a teacher’s job so therefore this means that students should be able to pick a teacher that they are comfortable with. 

Some things students look for in a teacher is to motivate them to try their best in school, skills in communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy and patience and if their teacher doesn’t have any of those qualities they might have a hard time learning. Therefore I think students will have a better learning experience if they have a teacher that they have better interaction with.