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Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Our Classrooms

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Spring 2018 TLC students as partners, Classroom Management, S18TLCSP2
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element A: Teachers foster a predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory that insists that students needs must be met in order for students to reach their full potential.  This article is a brief description of students' needs and how students’ needs can inform our classroom instruction.


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Kline, Tony. “Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Our Classrooms.” ChangeKidsLives,