Best Practice: 03 - Increase Status

Status is the degree of honor or prestige linked to one’s position in a group, and Maslow identifies the importance of status in his hierarchy of needs. Educators who understand that students must seek to fulfill their need for status before cognitive needs become a priority will ensure that all students have positive and productive routes to high status in the classroom and the school community.

Calming End-of-Year Stress

The school year’s end can be stressful for students leaving a structured environment for uncertain situations. Offer connection and affirmation to help them feel valued and confident.

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