2月23托福独立写作题目：“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
It is difficult for teachers to be both popular(well-liked) and effective in teaching. ”
I work with many young, energetic and good-looking teachers who have plenty of charisma, and the students are charmed. Sadly, their teaching effectiveness is not as impressive as their popularity. I also work with some teachers who are popular with their students for their effectual teaching. Working with them, I understand and quite concur with the idea that it is not easy to jugglepopularity and teaching effectiveness.
From the case above, it is fair to believe that a teacher can be popular even though the teacher may be not-so-competent in doing their jobs properly. The reason is simple.【经典的短句法】 The teacher is likeable as an individual without the professional role, as he or she may be easy-going, flexible, accessible and tolerant. However, it may take the opposite to be an effective teacher, who may have to be strict, rigid,authoritative and resolute and sometimes even intimidating. For example, when students always have the chance to negotiate with their teachers about the academic requirements and goals and are always forgiven for their misbehavior, the teachers are liked. However, it is only when the terms and conditions in study are non-negotiable and the rules can be bent under few circumstances that 【强调(条件状语)句】 the teaching can be effective.
In addition, the number does not lie. 【经典的额短句法】 The number of the few effective and popular teachers I work with or I know represents that it is difficult for a teacher to be well liked and to be able to deliver the desired result at the same time. The logic is simple. 【经典的额短句法】 If it is easy, why are there so few teachers are both popular and effective? 【反问句】 As a matter of fact, almost all of those professionals have been teaching for long. They were unable to manage the balance when their career just started, and it had taken a lot of time and effort before they became capable 【注意时态】 of balancing popularity and effectiveness.
At this point, one should be convinced that it is demanding and challenging for teachers to be both popular with learners and effective in doing what they should do. This is not denying the likelihood but acknowledging the how difficult the job is.