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(Memorize this order, one will be missing, you have to place in proper order in test)

The basic premise for Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is that students progress through a set of
sequential needs from psychological to self-actualisation. As they move up through the levels,
they feel more comfortable in their learning environment and have to confidence to push further.
It’s important to note that any group of students will have learners at different levels, some may
not have the lower levels met at home so making sure these students feel safe and secure is of
the utmost importance as they will find it very hard to move to the upper levels.
Maslow’s theory lends itself more to building student/teacher relationships rather than lesson or
curriculum structure. You can have the best resources and most tightly planned lessons in the
world but if you don’t show enthusiasm, passion and empathy it will be very difficult for your
students to feel their needs have been met.

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