Maslow's Hierarchy of School Needs (Steve Guditus)

The pace of schools today is frantic.  So little time is left in a child's 24 hour-day to play and explore - both in and out of school.  Unintentionally, we may be pushing students to think and learn at high levels when more basic needs are not met.  For a student to be available for learning, basic needs need to be met - in both school and at home.  We need to shift our paradigm from student supports as "extras" and "add-ons" to prerequisites for a student to be available for learning.  I created this Maslow's Hierarchy of School Needs to highlight the need for other pieces to be in place for students to be available to learn (and to learn at high levels, reach their potential, and increase their potential).

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Any thoughts, feedback, edits, subtractions or additions?

Comments

Michelle said…
Love this! I've been looking for something to explain pastoral care/wellbeing and how it relates to my teaching and finally found the perfect image. As long as you are credited in my references, could I possibly use this image in an assignment I'm doing?
sscrano said…
I would also like to use this graphic as I explain the importance of neighborhood schools for students with the most significant disabilities. They too have a need for belonging.
@Michelle and @sscrano - you both have permission to use the graphic and post. Thank you for checking in. I hope it is helpful!
hope6804 said…
I too seek permission to use this image. It is perfect for my assignment and for the future. I will continue to follow your blog with interest. Many thanks
AG said…
I've been saying this for years! I would like to use this graphic and also credit you. Is that ok?
This graphic is one of the clearest I have found. I am doing some research on how self esteem affects econd Language Learning. I would like to include this in my assay. Could it be possible? Thank you.
Mr. Berkshire said…
Hello Steve... I am a motivational speaker for educators...May I have permission to include your image of Maslow's hierarchy of needs in my program for teachers? You can visit www.brandonberkshire.com to see what my program consists of if you feel the need to verify...

Thanks!
Dr Hilary Emery said…
Steve I am doing a presentation at a conference for teacher educators in Birmingham next month and would like to use your graphic please. I am using it in the context of why teachers need to consider and understand more than just the teaching and learning that is going on in the classroom. Hilary Emery
Steve Guditus said…
No problem! You may certainly use the graphic. Please just provide credit back to me.

Thanks and good luck with the presentation!

- SG
Can I please use this in my PGCE? I am using it as evidence for learning theories, please and thank you :-)
Please may I use the graphic, to evidence behaviour for leaning in my PGCE? please?
Steve Guditus said…
Samantha, no problem. Please feel free to use the graphic! Please just provide credit. Thanks!
Sandy said…
Hi Steve, I am a student in a Master's program in Ontario and I stumbled across your blog. I love your thought process! I am creating a presentation on socioeconomic status and learning.
Your graphic would be a great addition to my presentation so I am seeking permission to use it.
Thanks,

Sandy
Mick Davies said…
Hello Steve,
Please may I use this graphic for my essay on safe and supportive learning environments, I will of course give you credit.
Best regards
Mick Davies
Lisa-Marie said…
Would you mind if I shared your pyramid with colleagues to explain how Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs fits into the world of school?
Kate said…
Hello, Great graphic. May I use it in my dissertation. Full credit will be given to you of course.
Kate said…
Greatb graphic. Please may I use it in my dissertation? I will give full credit to you of course.
Kate said…
Hello. I was wondering if i was allowed to use this graphic in my dissertation literature review? full credit to you will be given
Miss C said…
Hi Steve, I am doing a presentation tomorrow on the journey of my teaching on the PGCE. Your image is perfect and you will be given credit in the references and verbally in my presentation. I hope this okay and sorry I couldn't contact earlier to ask permission...you know how busy we teachers are!
Miss C said…
Hi Steve, i am doing a presentation tomorrow on my journey teaching over the PGCE and your image is perfect in explaining the needs. You will be given full credit in references and verbally. I hope this is okay and sorry I couldn't ask for permission earlier...you know how busy we teachers are!!
Anonymous said…
Think this is great for explaining how meeting pupil needs is reflected in classroom behaviour would like to use this with my student teachers and will acknowledge your work.
Anonymous said…
can i please seek permission to use this explanation for my assignment relating to school.I am working on an assignment explaining maslow's hierachy of needs in school.
Anonymous said…
I would love to use this in a presentation to educators. I will give you credit for your work. Thank you so much for providing this visual!
sab dardio said…
Steve,
That is such a great way of looking at it. It really makes clear how Maslow's hierarchy pertains to the educational needs of students. I am definitely saving this image, as well as your website, for use on my educational journey to my Master's, and beyond. :) (I hope that's ok... I keep seeing your blessing for each reference request.)

Thank you for recording your thoughts "on paper"!
Alyssa said…
This is fantastic! I would be grateful if you would give me permission to use this with my staff. I will be sure to give you credit.
Beth Reed said…
Hi Steve,

I am a teaching and Learning Consultant and was preparing a presentation for teachers about helping them help students meet their learning needs. I was creating my own school needs pyramid when I stumbled upon yours. May I use yours? No sense in recreating the wheel, you did an awesome job.
Beth Reed
Anonymous said…
Thank you for providing this clear vision of Maslow's theory as applied to the classroom. I am preparing a talk for teacher's and would like to use this chart. I will credit the chart to you of course.
Sandi said…
Steve,
May I please use this in my letter of resignation? I will of course give you credit. Thank you so very much.
Hello Mr. Guditus,

I love your design/illustration of the Maslow's Hierarchy of School Needs. Would it be possible to have your permission to use it in a paper for my master's program?

Thank you,
Marilyne
Ciaran said…
Hi Steve,

Could I use this graphic for an assessment I am doing on education? I will reference the image in the assessment.
Laura Rooney said…
Steve,

I would like permission to use your graphic in a presentation describing the connection between health and learning to policy stakeholders. Well done!

Thank you!
Laura Rooney

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