• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Maslow's hierarchy of needs applied to the classroom setting. Maslow hierarchy of needs can be a very useful tool for every teacher. Maslow proposed that people

Extracts from this document...


Maslow's hierarchy of needs applied to the classroom setting. Maslow hierarchy of needs can be a very useful tool for every teacher. Maslow proposed that people have five different sets of needs, listed below, and these can be applied in the classroom to increase students' performance. Physiological needs: All persons require to satisfy needs associated with their immediate physical survival, such as need for food, water, rest etc. Therefore, teachers need to take into consideration such needs and for example they make sure that every so often they assign some group work where the students are required to stand up and change place. This avoids the students from getting fidgety. Also, it is essential that teachers do not conduct extra lessons during the break, since students need breaks to eat and move around. If the break is denied, students would not be concentrated during the lesson. Safety needs: Students need to feel safe and secure, thus it is essential that teachers develop a warm classroom environment, which is free of risks (such as broken chairs, windows etc). Love and Belongingness Needs: Obviously, we all seek affectionate relationships with others and like to feel accepted. Thus, teachers must ensure that there is a good teacher-students relationship and they must make sure that they do no preferences. Students need to feel that they belong to a community (class). ...read more.


and it ensures that everyone has a possibility to participate and take responsibility of his or her learning. Further more, group work assign a single mark per group avoiding that low achievers attain always low marks. Surely, group work requires a certain classroom setting where all the students in one group are able to see each other. To conclude, I would like to point out that teachers should assign more group work tasks even though this might require more work. Reference List Marshall, M. (2001). Collaboration for quality learning. Retrieved June 10, 2005, from http://www.MarvinMarshall.com Tinzmann, M.B., Jones, B.F., Fennimore, T.F., Bakker, J., Fine, C., & Pierce, J. (1990). What Is the collaborative classroom? Retrieved June 10, 2005, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/rpl_esys/collab.htm Arousal and motivation in the learning process, especially among children with behavioural difficulties. In today's technological based world, it is becoming more and more difficult for teachers to motivate their students. Unquestionable, children with behavioural difficulties are more difficult to motivate thus they frequently tend to be in a low arousal state. In order for students to attain educational success they need to be motivated. Being able to stimulate students' desire to engage in the learning process is not easy, especially when it comes to students with behavioural difficulties. Still, teachers need to put into practice the right techniques in order to succeed to motivate their students. ...read more.


Similar occurs when there is a poor teacher-students relationship, since students need to feel valued by their teacher. Secondly, it is important that teachers adopt the right teaching strategies in order to increase motivation. Lessons should be interactive where the students feel free to participate. Also students need to feel that what they are learning is relevant to their life, thus teachers should preferably engage in drill and practice activities. By providing an abundance of educational resources, such as multimedia, models, speakers etc., will also help in achieving an optimum level of performance. A good use of resources will help to obtain a variety in the lessons delivered. Thirdly, teachers should recognize that encouragement plays an important role when it comes to students' performance. Teachers should praise (positive reinforcement) their students and if possible assign effort grades. Consequently, students will be able to make a connection between their work and their success. Apart from this, teachers need to show to their students that they believe in them and they are positive that they will succeed. Fourthly, it might be helpful if the teachers establish a good relationship with the students' family since collaboration from home is essential for the students' performance. Lastly but very important, teachers need to set realistic goals in order for the students not to be disappointed. Reference List Kappa Delta Pi. (2003). Classroom teacher's role in preventing school failure. Retrieved June 10, 2005, from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4009/is_200301/ai_n9179139 ?? ?? ?? ?? Ritienne Plum (22984 M) B.Ed Computing 3rd Yr. - 1 - ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Teaching section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Teaching essays

  1. Individual Practice Project

    This could be from previous experiences or personal preference. However, Roffey and O'Reirdan (2001) state that 'when adults in schools have different approaches and expectations this will be confusing to the child who gets mixed messages about what is expected in school'. A consistent approach to using rewards and positive reinforcements would therefore give children an insight into what is expected.

  2. Special educational needs (SEN)

    Perhaps most importantly, all the data I have obtained is fully confidential, I have specifically told the participants of the questionnaire not to write their names and have not disclosed the name of the interviewee. For the questionnaire, I have chosen to use a process called "opportunist sampling" "Effectively, this

  1. Maslow's theory has important implications for teachers. He suggests that whose deficiency needs have ...

    d. It is evaluated by the learner. She knows whether it is meeting her need, whether it leads toward what she wants to know, whether it illuminates the dark area of ignorance she is experiencing. e. Its essence in meaning. When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience.

  2. This study sets out to investigate the evolving educational role of the academic librarian ...

    Whereas the research indicates that librarians are the most appropriate group to teach IL skills, George et al (2001) argue that when faculty become the main educators for IL skills, full integration will eventually occur, which reinforces the fact that they are the main block to IL skills being implemented more widely into the university curriculum.

  1. Working at a high school: a teacher's perspective

    interviewed, that it is a love of the children who are our charges that also motivate teachers to accept their roles, varied as they are. I must state however that a general feeling by most of the senior teachers interviewed, as well as by personal observation, that they find these

  2. Self - Esteem, Praise, Encouragement - The Key to Student Success?

    For children aged between 11 and 18 years, an identity crisis is occurring and will continue throughout their educational life. During this period adolescents' bodies are physically changing, while they are simultaneously trying to identify the position of their social status amongst a peer group.

  1. PGCE/Cert Ed Yr1 Module TS1303

    Comparing the DVD to the learners watching a demonstration by the trainer is close, however the demonstration can be tailored and adapted to the learner's background and the industry they work in, this could be dealing with a casualty who is laid in bed if the learners are from a Care Sector background.

  2. As a teacher I feel the obligation to learn possible ways in which obesity ...

    Unfortunately money plays big role on the food choices we make. Fast food restaurants make it easier and affordable making the consumer think twice before buying healthy food. One of the main reasons why obesity in children has increased over the years is because current technology has taken over children`s enthusiasms from active games.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work