What Motivates Us? Have you ever thought about what motivates you? Why do we get up and go to work or school? Why do we hang out with our friends? Why do schools provide recess or employers provide paid vacation days?
Teachers, leaders,businesses...every one needs to be aware of needs.
ABRAHAM HAROLD MASLOW Was born April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, new york Was an American psychologi st He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people On June 8 1970, he died of a heart attack after years of ill health.
ABRAHAM MASLOW In the 1950sWas one of the founders Developed a theory called theof humanistic psychology hierarchy of needsWhich emphasizes theindividuals potential and Developed a list that classified allstresses the importance of needs into five general groupsgrowth He asserted that there was a hierarchyDeveloping a psychology of these five groups of needs in termsthat was not based in of their importance for humanclinical studies, but ratherfocused on normal human developmentgrowth and development.
Today, is the end of the worldClassify the objects that you have on your bag in the pyramid of needs
5. SELF-ACTUALIZATIONNEEDS.“be all that you can be”
"the desire for self-fulfillment, namelythe tendency for him [the individual] to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might bephrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming."
Maslows Characteristics of Self-Actualizers Efficient perceptions of reality. Self-actualizers are able to judge situations correctly and honestly. Comfortable acceptance of self, others, nature. Self-actualizers accept their own human nature with all its flaws. Spontaneity. creativity into everyday activities. Task centeringhad a mission to fulfill in life or some task or problem outside of themselves to pursue. Humanitarians such as Albert Schweitzer and Mother Teresa are considered to have possessed this quality. Autonomy. Self-actualizers are free from reliance on external authorities or other people. They tend to be resourceful and independent. Fellowship with humanity. felt a deep identification with others and the human situation in general. Profound interpersonal relationships. The interpersonal relationships of self-actualizers are marked by deep loving bonds. Non-hostile sense of humor. This refers to the wonderful capacity to laugh at oneself.
What aspects you personally see positive and challenging about his proposal? POSITIVE
Understanding how children learn What factors influence learningCHALLENGES Needs desires Self-actualization needs Engage the parents and the community
How could this particular proposal enrich your personal or your schools practice? Truth, rather than dishonesty. Goodness, rather than evil. Beauty, not ugliness or vulgarity. Unity, wholeness, and transcendence of opposites, not arbitrariness or forced choices. Aliveness, not deadness or the mechanization of life. Uniqueness, not bland uniformity. Perfection and necessity, not sloppiness, inconsistency, or accident. Justice and order, not injustice and lawlessness. Effortlessness, not strain. Self-sufficiency, not dependency. Meaningfulness, rather than senselessness.
Maslow believes that much of the what is wrong with the world comes down to the fact that very few people really are interested in values -- not because they are bad people, but because they haven’t even had their basic needs taken care of!