This article speaks about the importance of student-teacher relationships as a means of dealing with the needs of students. The author compares Maslow with Bloom in considering the basic needs of students which provide the foundation for learning. Source:
James E. Ford, Education Week, January 31, 2017Description:
"The relational part of teaching may very well be its most underrated aspect. It simply does not get the respect it deserves. Teachers don't respect relationship-building as an important part of their praxis....In classrooms of our own, we continually push our students to the highest rungs of this cognitive ladder. What we often neglect, however, is that students have needs that transcend academics that must be met for learning to happen. These needs aren't in the standards or curriculum."Read the full article here!