Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is difficult for teachers to be both popular (liked by students) and effective in helping students in learning.

The role of a mighty teacher in education process cannot be disregarded. Controversy exists over whether a teacher simultaneously can has popularity and high efficiency in assisting students or not. Popularity and effectiveness can ameliorate each other because not only students accept a popular teacher's statement readily, but also this popularity can perform as an incentive for teachers to teach students in a committing way. To begin with, approval of teacher's lessons by the students is one of the main keys of students' learning efficiency. In other words, if students find their teachers popular and consider them as their friends which trying to help them not to compete or punish them, they can communicate with their teachers much better; so this can raise the effectiveness of learning process. For instance, when a student misunderstands a subject during the class, he/she can express his/her misconception as a question without the fear of prejudgment. Then, teacher tries to clarify and enlighten the mentioned subject for the student as much as the student comprehends the topic very well. Consequently, the usefulness of education process increases. Second, teachers' commitment to their work regards as a significant part in students' education. That is to say, if a teacher has sufficient motivation to genuinely feel his/her obligation about his/her notable role in student's learning, he/she can be able to devote himself/herself to teaching students. For example, when a teacher hated a lot by students and receives irrational negative feedbacks from students, he/she gradually lose his/her enthusiasm about the students' knowledge situation; thus, it can damage the students' way to be an erudite and in the long run, can badly affect the society as well.
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