What is the best way to determine if a teacher is good or not?

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Hi guys so I overheard a conversation during lunch time the other day and seems like they're debating about what method schools should use to evaluate teaching quality? I'm guessing the guy is a teacher and the lady is a integrator or some IT person. Anyways I don't usually eavesdrop, but their conversation (or should I say fight haha) was quite interesting. The teacher thinks that it's easiest to just evaluate teachers based on their students' performance on exams. On the other hand, the IT lady thinks that recording how teachers behave in classes and collect data from there is more efficient and fair. I don't really know much about IT stuff and I've never heard of schools evaluating teaching quality by recording them but I do think that the method the guy proposed it quite unfair? Also I almost choked on my ramen when I heard the lady call our the guy for being a dumb kid but having an amazing teacher in high school so I guess they're high school classmates? Anyways, what do you guys think about this.
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Hi guys so I overheard a conversation during lunch time the other day and seems like they're debating about what method schools should use to evaluate teaching quality? I'm guessing the guy is a teacher and the lady is a integrator or some IT person. Anyways I don't usually eavesdrop, but their conversation (or should I say fight haha) was quite interesting. The teacher thinks that it's easiest to just evaluate teachers based on their students' performance on exams. On the other hand, the IT lady thinks that recording how teachers behave in classes and collect data from there is more efficient and fair. I don't really know much about IT stuff and I've never heard of schools evaluating teaching quality by recording them but I do think that the method the guy proposed it quite unfair? Also I almost choked on my ramen when I heard the lady call our the guy for being a dumb kid but having an amazing teacher in high school so I guess they're high school classmates? Anyways, what do you guys think about this.
Observing their behaviour in class and asking students how they feel about the teacher is best
There's a class in my school where everyone gets amazing grades but everyone hates the teacher and part of the reason everyone gets A's is because he forces all of the failing people to drop the class
Also just going off grades is terrible anyway because people can be doing a lot of revision/have a personal tutor at home so their grades aren't necessarily a good rep of how good the teacher is.
My chem teacher is amazing but several people aren't doing well/are dropping the class because they just dont get chem or are finding it too hard, but they love my teacher.
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