Teachers have an obligation of teaching the students the way they would prefer to be treated, like being respectful, always doing the best work, and learning from the mistakes. At the same time, teachers are required to provide students constructive criticism in helping them to accomplish the best of the best. When a student does something wrong or makes mistakes, teachers should offer meaningful suggestions for correcting them without really hurting their self-esteem.
Constructive criticism is a well-balanced way of providing positive and negative feedback. Studies reveal that, when teachers critically analyze students and give their suggestions, students have shown real improvement to grades resulting in overall educational satisfaction at both school and college levels.
Constructive criticism is a way of communication
If your teacher is criticizing you it means they are providing feedback about your performance or your understanding of the subject – it gives a self-awareness about your flaws and corrective action. Constructive criticism could guide students to find best practices, help them to be objective, and have a better point of view.
Constructive criticism helps a student to think deeply
As a student, if you feel you are right but do not receive feedback from anyone, how would you know that whatever you are doing is good? Whether you’re performing well? Listening to the criticisms would precisely tell you what’s good and where you need improvement. Use such information for changing your performance. At times it would make you uncomfortable listening to that criticism but it would make you and your overall learning effective and robust.
Constructive criticism gives you an advantage
Now give this a thought: if you have a teacher to tell you how to improve yourself and perform better, that’s the best kind of information you could get from anyone. It gives an added advantage over others and could be used in the future for getting things right and faster. As a student, you should find ways for embracing criticism as important information from your teachers which would help you in learning and understand the subject better.