As you gear up for another school year, reflect on your passion and love to teaching. Most people call teaching their calling. Soon you will have a new group of 30 plus students at different emotional and academic levels. Remember to work to make a connection with your new students making your classroom a safe place to learn. Consider the following: the foundation level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs are physiological and safety. A person must have food, water and warmth, then a feeling of safety and security before they can ever consider tackling learning.