STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Student well-being is one of the most critical issues confronting K-16 educators today. Dr. Henry G. Brzycki, expert in the field of producing well-being outcomes through schooling, is partnering on a new series of articles in eCampus News and eSchool News, the leading K-16 multi-media platforms for education innovation.
The series will cover the latest innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL), student success, and student well-being best practices.
Ellen Ullman, eSchool Media editorial director, said, "We want to help our audience navigate the growing body of work and best practices in student well-being and social-emotional learning."
"These are important topics … and we're excited to work with The Brzycki Group. We want to be the central source for our audience and help highlight the great work institutions are doing to address these issues and make well-being a core part of student learning."
Dr. Brzycki said, "We can help teachers, school counselors, student affairs leaders—and all educators—incorporate the latest innovations in best practices into their classrooms to not only reach those who suffer from varying degrees of mental health disorders but also help all students become happy, healthy and successful people."
Research shows academic outcomes and lifelong accomplishment follow well-being outcomes. Because of its widespread impact on society, well-being needs to be the central purpose of education. By integrating models and policies that span the entire K-16 educational system, educators can help produce psychologically well children, adolescents, and young adults through their schooling.
Life for most of us in today's world takes a toll on our emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Research demonstrates that people are not emerging from our educational system with the mental framework and associated mental capacities to adequately meet the overwhelming demands of modern life. This inadequacy leaves most people with growing levels of anxiety and depression; disconnection from their experiences of joy, love, happiness, and inner peace; and a lack of sense of purpose in life with related personal and professional meaning.
The issue of mental health and well-being is becoming more and more acute as life in modern society becomes more and more complex. K-16 students have expanded needs and more mental and physical challenges and illnesses. We are not adequately addressing or measuring these needs and challenges. As a result, we are seeing dire and overwhelming statistics on bullying, hate crimes, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide, behavior-based physical illnesses, and more.
This is why we are calling for a new purpose of education in 2019.
Dr. Henry G. Brzycki and Elaine J. Brzycki, co-author of the article series, have more than 30 years of experience providing leadership to the fields of education and psychology. They co-founded The Brzycki Group & The Center for the Self in Schools, an innovative think tank that provides thought leadership on emotional, psychological and physical well-being outcomes through education, with a mission to impact the human condition. Their three academic best-selling books represent the future of integrating well-being into K-16 education: Mental Health for All Toolkit (2019); Student Success in Higher Education: Developing the Whole Person through High-Impact Practices (2016); and The Self in Schooling: Theory and Practice – How to Create Happy, Healthy, Flourishing Children in the 21st Century (2013). Your thoughts and ideas are welcome at: Henry@Brzyckigroup.com.
SOURCE The Brzycki Group & The Center for the Self in Schools