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Maslow before Bloom- using donations for desks

In any given classroom, an educator’s primary focus is to instruct students in the given curriculum, but this is under the assumption that students regularly arrive to school each day with their basic needs met. As Abraham Maslow suggested, students must meet a hierarchy of needs before they reach their full potential. Without satisfying these basic needs, it is unfair to assume students can sit in overcrowded classrooms and be expected to learn, even from the best educators.