During the winter 2016, the idea emerged that it would be great for teachers to get feedback from their students in order to improve their teaching. After a quick market research, I realized that there were already some websites out there but they were definitely not helping the teachers and were actually used to humiliate teachers. With two of my friends, we decided to solve this issue and create a constructive rate-your-teachers website.
Here is the solution we came up with:
- Create a predefined survey with clever questions (we asked students about what was important for them and copied questions from university feedback forms.)
- Do a great marketing campaign to make sure the students know about the website and give them a few weeks to rate their teachers.
- Review the results, publicly publish only summarized results on the website, ask every teacher if they want to receive their results and if they agree, send them.
Our plan worked out perfectly except that the school was against the project and when we decided to keep going, they expelled my friends and myself for two weeks.
Thanks to this aggressive reaction, a lot of newspapers wrote about our little website and it started a debate about teacher rating.
Here is a list of all the articles that have been written about the project
What people have said about the project
Moi je dis tout simplement bravo! De plus cela va vous faire une bonne pub car se remettre en question est la base pour s'améliorer dans la vie!
Vous avez eu des idées et surtout vous les avez réalisées et l'attitude de votre établissement est tout bonnement ridicule
Bonne suite, vous avez des ambitions et j'espère que vous irez loin
Bravo pour cette belle initiative. Souvent les projets novateurs sont en inadéquation avec les lenteurs administratives. C'est dommage.
Bon été et bonne continuation pour vos études.
Obviously the reaction of your teachers legitimizes your project. Make sure to not expose their individual results too much to the public, since they too deserve chances to improve as you do. Those 3 weeks of suspension won't harm you - I believe you could even put them on your cv with pride.
Franchement je trouve scandaleux que les profs t'aient viré, c'est un grosse blague ils arrivent jamais à se remettre en question c'est ridicule! Ton site est juste génial je te félicite
Tiens nous au courant, tu as tout mon soutien !
Continue comme ça tu iras loin !
Bravo Nathan continues a te battre pour ça il est important de se faire entendre. 3 semaines de vacances en plus c'est nickel !