As the proverb says, “Knowledge is power.” It is an undeniable fact that a large amount of students prefer to choose their own teachers for certain courses. In fact, some universities allow their students to do so.
When choosing a teacher, some factors should be taken into consideration. On one hand, a learned teacher is preferred. After all, for a student, studying is given full priority. A teacher with plentiful knowledge can ease the burden of study for many students and provide them with many opportunities for enlarging their scope of knowledge, while at the same time realizing their potentials. On the other hand, a teacher with a clear and humorous teaching style is favorable. To a large extent, whether a lecture is welcomed by the students or not is depended on the way of delivering rather than its content. No one can deny that interesting interaction is far more enjoyable than monologue.
There is a good side and a bad side to everything, including choosing teachers by students. It goes without saying that it can arouse students’ interest in study to the largest extent. Such phenomena as being absent from classes or paying no attention to the classes may vanish.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that it can bring some side-effects. The management of classes may be in a disorder. Some teachers can be warmly welcomed so the number of the students may be too large while other courses may have few participants.
We can conclude that allowing students to choose their own teachers has both positive and negative effects. What we must do is to make sure that the positive ones are encouraged and the negative ones are eliminated as far as possible.