Here’s a teacher who sees the way Gordon Ramsay treats people on Hell’s Kitchen as a model for teacher-student relations. I see a lot of attractive possibilities in this!
From near the end: “It’s often said that the toughest teachers receive the highest evaluations.” It may be often said, but it’s not true. There are some students who evaluate teachers only in terms of the grades they received. But I think it’s fair to say that many students really do appreciate demanding teachers — if the teachers also demand a lot of themselves. Nothing is more frustrating to students than the teacher who prides himself or herself on being tough but whose own intellectual and pedagogical habits are slovenly. But the teacher who is willing to work hard and bring energy to the classroom is typically rewarded with pretty good evaluations.
The question of where Gordon Ramsay fits on this scale I leave as an exercise for the reader.