When a student complains about his teacher’s less than motivational teaching style, his school board replies that he did not complain appropriately.
How can he complain? What outlet do students have to express their concerns about their teachers? What is a more appropriate method?
If they are lucky they have found an adult at their establishment that they can confide in but even then…they are being heard but what is being done?
People (in schools) do not like to hear complaints about teachers. A public school teacher is still very untouchable.
University courses and professional development sessions always end with time for anonymous feedback to be given via evaluation forms. What if we did that in public schools? An evaluation form could certainly be adapted for different levels.
Could this help change teaching practices that don’t touch our students hearts?