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Our contributors from a range of fields explain how simple improvements such as social media wellness, digital citizenship, reading, and brain science can make well-being an integral part of the learning process.

Special Focus: Well-Being for Better Learning Outcomes

According to research, the higher the students' mental health, the better their educational performance. But by one estimate, as many as 80% of children needing help do not receive it.

Our contributors from a range of fields explain how simple improvements such as social media wellness, digital citizenship, reading, and brain science can make well-being an integral part of the learning process.

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Access and Inclusion, Future of Education

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Adrienne Alton-Lee 's picture
Adrienne Alton-Lee
https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/topics/BES/useful-links-and-publications/Alton-Lee-Walking-the-talk-matters-in-the-use-of-evidence-for-transformative-education-invited-paper-UNESCO-2017.pdf
reply - Mar 20, 2019
Umer Limu's picture
Umer Limu
designing integrated and inclusive lessons based on human learning behavior is mandatory to take media as part of learning and also sharing life experience with understanding the impacts in other one to allocate more productivity on improving well being through better learning outcomes
reply - Mar 20, 2019
Sajid Khan's picture
Sajid Khan
Optimizing the world will remain an impossible task as long as individual lives are based on an imperfect knowledge of the forces of life. Imagine injecting wisdom into every athlete of life! I have created the knowledge tools to make this possible. I need partners who will implement my game of life plan.”— Sajid KhanWASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The objective of every great organization is to create and offer services to make life more and more efficient. The foundation of society and life depends on the efficiency of the individual that requires the total optimization of life forces. Optimizing the individual will optimize the world. From the current chaos in life, in education and in society to a total transformation into an efficient world will require a simple paradigm shift. Please google, 'sajid wisdom 3.0'. The sports field is no different. Athletes are trained to preform at their peak. Their bodies are being trained to preform better than their opponents. Optimization of the body is now being supplemented with the optimization of the mind. However the very definition of the mind itself is a bundle of misinformation and confusion. To make the mind as efficient as humanly possible the first step is to create a clear cut scientific definition of the mind. There has to be a very clear, precise and reality based picture of the individual elements that need to be optimized. The current knowledge involves the components of the body and the mind. The mind is defined incorrectly as a single entity when in reality the mind consists of two separate though inter dependent entities of the mind and brain. Lumping the mind and brain together as just the mind results in a defective curriculum for all of life's lessons. Defining the brain and mind as just the mind has resulted in the creation of mind education alone. What we need is a separate subject of brain education. Even for mental therapy we need to use the knowledge of the mind and brain being two separate entities. We have to define emotional therapy as the two separate therapies of brain therapy and mind therapy. In the case of athletes the heart must be totally focused on just playing the game but in quite a large percentage the heart is also trapped into focusing on the desire to indulge in an addiction. So the brain is oozing biochemicals for peak performance in the sport as well as pumping toxic biochemicals because of the brain's focus on the addiction. Many of the athletes are addicted to sex. Their brains, mind, body and heart are all turned 'on' for sex, now, and again. Their physical brain is thus working on both playing the game and being ready to 'jump'. The brain partly takes away the body from focusing on the game alone. I can show the way to remove the focus from sex or any other addiction to just playing and winning the game. We need to identify the relationship between the self/I/me, the mind, brain, and heart. So lets start with definitions: 1) Mind: There is so much unknown about the mind that there is no topic mind in High School psychology text books. When Stevin Pinker wrote a book on how the brain works he did not mention the mind even once. It is this half-baked knowledge about the mind that has resulted in a half-baked education system, a half-baked society and even half baked sports education. The mind is the 'I'/self/me. The face of the mind is the self-image. The mind is the self-image. To define the mind, define it as the self-image. To understand one's own mind understand one's own self-image. To heal the mind, heal the self-image. 2) Brain: The brain is an organ of the body similar to the hands. Just like the mind/I is in full control of the hands the mind should be in full control of the brain. Ask yourself, are you the master of your brain or does your brain control parts of your self/mind? 3) Self/I/me: It is the interaction of the body, brain and mind that produces the self-image which for all practical purposes is the self. 4) Heart: The heart is the mindset. Ask yourself what is the heart/mindset thirsting for? What is it that the heart is focused on? For athletes ask while playing the game is the self focused on just playing the game or is the mindset on some other desire as well. Please consider the example of Tiger Woods. Tiger has the knowledge and the experience to be the best golf player even today. Yet he is mostly failing these days. It is because his heart is addicted to sex 24-7. So no matter what he is doing his brain is constantly pumping toxic biochemicals. When he is on the field his heart, body, mind and brain are constantly draining his performance from playing the game. He needs proper, 'Brain, Mind and Heart Therapy ' as do so many other athletes. Imagine injecting wisdom into every athlete of life! I have created the knowledge tools to make this possible. I need partners who will implement my game of life plan. Just imagine having all the proper science to create the perfect world by creating the perfect athletes of life!
reply - Mar 20, 2019
Sajid Khan's picture
Sajid Khan
Can I please conduct a seminar on my hypothesis that mental illness and emotional illness are two different entities? Mental illness affects 15% of the population while emotional illness affects 80% of the population from severe to mild. While even the 15% problem is not getting enough attention, the major cause of all these ills of society that affects 80% of the population is getting no attention. The foundation of health is emotional health and yet there is no testing and no manual for emotional health. What is equally worse is that mental health and emotional health that are two separate entities are lumped together as mental health. Activists like the First Lady of New York and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, are pushing for focusing on mental health and emotional health is under even their radar screen. While mental health issues arise due to emotional or physical trauma to the brain; emotional health issues arise due to defective upbringing that creates an emotionally challenged brain that in turn generates an emotionally challenged self-image. As the self-image is virtually the face of the mind we can define the self-image as the mind, which is the, 'I'/self. The vast majority of defective self-images/minds/selves are created by abnormally excessive love of the children. The self-image of being the best is hammered into the brain wiring creating a trophy self-image. As a result most want a trophy life, a trophy wife etc. We have figured out that how one answers the question, 'Who am I' determines the wisdom level. Just imagine after all these hundreds of years of research how to bring up our children, our experts have still not figured out that a selfless, humble self-image is all that it takes to make one wise, that is emotionally healthy. It is very sad that our experts have little clue that mental illness and emotional illness are two separate entities. Mental illness is caused by emotional or physical trauma to the brain while emotional illness is caused by faulty upbringing. Even though many mental diseases are the same as those caused by emotional illness, the two are very different in nature. This confusion between the two is the big factor in the cause for suicide, divorce, drug addictions, unhappiness, depression, sleeplessness etc. all remain as bad as ever and even keep going up. As emotional illness is clocked in mental illness no one is paying any attention to emotional illness as a disease in itself. So emotional illness is mostly ignored and this results in all these ills of society. There is a direct co-relation between emotional illness and social illness and as long as this factor is under the radar screen of our experts the ills of society will remain as bad as ever no matter how much our civilization advances. All the latest conferences from the UN to wisdom to Davos they are all talking for the need to change the mindset. There we go again. The mind is a secondary entity. It is the smoke where the brain is the fire. Just like wisdom it cannot be corrected on its own. It is the brain that has to be healed. I am challenging Oprah, her experts and Senator Booker to prove me wrong or provide a better solution and if they fail they must accept, promote and implement my proposal to introduce Wise Parenting for the young and brain therapy for the rest. Emotionally challenged brains are due to faulty upbringing. Thus animal human nature is not innate and is caused by the ignorance of our experts for not providing the right knowledge for emotionally healthy upbringing. Here are my innovations that need to be reviewed: 1) It is the quality of the self-image that determines the quality of wisdom. It is the parents who craft the self-image from birth onward. I have created the, 'Wise Parenting' manual to ensure emotionally healthy self-images. 2) Wisdom and its scientific term Emotional Intelligence are one and the same. They are the fragrance that stems from emotionally healthy brains. To improve human nature the experts are now focusing on changing the mindsets. The mind is a fragrance of the brain and to improve the mind it is not about changing the mindset, it is about healing the emotionally challenged brains into emotional health. 3) Wisdom is a function of self-identity. That is all that is there to it. An emotionally healthy self-image generates wisdom. 4) Wisdom above all is pure love and as love is an emotion so is wisdom that is generated by an emotionally healthy brain. 5) For all practical purposes the mind is the self-image. To define the mind define the self-image. To measure the mind measure the self-image. To heal the mind heal the self-image. 6) Wisdom is a function of the emotional health of the self-image. Thus wisdom is emotional health that generates an emotionally healthy self-image. 7) Our experts have focused on emotional intelligence and one can see the ill effects of this ignorance. Every single ill of society is as bad as ever, from suicide to drug addictions, from the education mess to society mess and even wars are as bad as ever. 8) Unless there are crystal clear scientific definitions of wisdom, mind, brain, heart and the pure-self not much will change. I have defined all these in practically effective terms that will result in an emotionally healthy society. 9) As long as the mind and brain are lumped together as just the single entity of the mind and the mind itself is muddled in fuzziness, society will remain as messed up as ever. 10) I have improved the Buddha's mindfulness as he uses just the mind to heal and improve the self. I use the mind, brain, heart and the pure self. 11) Wisdom Industry. Wisdom 3.0 – Sajid Khan – Medium https://medium.com/@sajidalikhan2/wisdom-3-0-b6e03324e64a Sir/Ma'am, Please let me know if you have questions and if you need I can come there to show you all the vast benefits of my proposal.
reply - Mar 20, 2019
Sajid Khan's picture
Sajid Khan
Wisdom 3.0 A very simple paradigm shift is all that is required to change the current chaotic world mess into an authentic wisdom powered world of harmonious order. The current world mess clearly stems from a nonlinear definition of wisdom. All that is required is to change the current fuzzy definition of wisdom to a predictable phenomenon. Let’s just change the definition of wisdom from being a philosophy to being a science. Wisdom and emotional intelligence are one and the same. They both stem from emotional health. The simple trick is to define wisdom as emotional health. Emotional health is as scientific a phenomena as they come. Focusing on emotional health will generate wisdom effortlessly. A plan to create emotional health will replace the ills of society with a massive positive change that will mean not just successful sustainability but a super #full-means-ability. Combined with the effects of a wise society the creation of a Wisdom Industry will create massive jobs in all corners of the world which will result in huge economic gains. Just imagine a free Wisdom Land franchise with branches all over the world. Just imagine a whole new profession of Brain Healers, WisdomSeminar Leaders, Wise Parenting Coaches, Jail Instructors, Leadership Coaches, Happiness Coaches etc. Every country, region, corner of the world can all be equal partners in such entities as Wisdom Day, Wisdom Land, Wisdom Hall of Fame, Brainpower Club, Shypower Club, Happiness Clinics, Divorce Clinics etc. I also have a ‘green flours’ idea (expired patent). Vacuum Power Generators. (Vacuum power is the fulcrum of wind power). Some of my projects include toys that teach wisdom, a script for a movie,’The Story of Wisdom’, a sitcom on wisdom, a talk show on wisdom, The Wisdom Express, The Star of Wisdom Award, seminars on wisdom, happiness, love, deep brain relaxation etc. Imagine what emotionally healthy brains on a massive scale will do to the world. We Must Find the Path to a Wise Society by Any and Every Means Possible. The world is in chaos because we continue to produce emotionally challenged brains in the majority of mankind, not just at the individual level and even at the group and country levels. There are extremely simple, crystal clear and effective tricks to creating a wise society. Define wisdom not by its qualities and attributes but by whatever generates wisdom. Thus define wisdom as emotional health. Identify emotional health as humility because it is humility that transforms every attribute of wisdom into wisdom! As wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire focus on lighting the fire instead of trying to create smoke on its own. To create emotional health create emotionally healthy brains by ensuring emotional baggage free brains. Thus define wisdom education as wise-parenting for the young and brain-therapy for all others. Please google, ‘sajid wisdom’ to get an idea of my work
reply - Mar 20, 2019
Sajid Khan's picture
Sajid Khan
Our leaders and experts have the opportunity to harness the power of wisdom. Just imagine the world wisdom revolution starting from WISE! Is anyone of our leaders looking at the fact that animal nature of man has remained the same since ever even though education, healthcare, infrastructure, GDP, incomes, innovations and the physical civilization is getting better and better? Why is it that in spite of all the progress crime, corruption, suicide, drug addictions and the education and society mess have remained as bad as ever? Why is there such a big mess regarding human nature when there is a steady progress in every other field? It is a symptom focused society. Our experts define symptoms as the problem while ignoring the real cause. It is like the house is on fire and they try to manage and control the heat and the smoke. Our experts cannot distinguish between the pure self and the self-image. The difference between wisdom and ignorance is the difference of experiencing and living a pure life and living and experiencing living in a reflection of a pure life.It is the difference between eating a real apple and imagining the eating of the real apple. It is the difference in the brain generating soothing, nurturing, relaxing, happy and healthy biochemicals verses the brain generating toxic, unhappy, sick, tiring biochemicals. Wisdom is about creating a life of heaven on earth verses creating a life of hell on earth. Experiencing a wise life is not just about a good life, it means the absence of a bad life. In America alone crime costs over a trillion dollars. Wisdom above all is pure love and just as love is an emotion, so is wisdom! Wisdom is an emotion that springs from an emotionally healthy brain. Thus wisdom is nothing but emotional health. Emotional health is basically missing from the radar screen of our experts. They define emotional health and mental health as just mental health when these are two separate entities. Crime, corruption, suicide, drug addictions, the education and society mess are all emotionally challenged behavior that are the result of not knowing the true nature of wisdom and emotional health. As long as our experts are ignorant regarding emotional health nothing will change. I have figured out wisdom. Please review the following: WISDOM IS THE SMOKE WHERE EMOTIONAL HEALTH IS THE FIRE. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE MADE WISE. Using the formula of our wisdom experts it is as hard to create wisdom as creating smoke without lighting the fire. Using my formula it as easy to create wisdom as creating smoke by lighting the fire! Knowledge is a function of the mind while wisdom is a function of the brain. Knowledge comes from regular/mind education; while wisdom comes mainly from upbringing/brain-education. As we have cutting edge mind education, we have cutting edge experts and as our brain education is fuzzy; cutting edge wisdom is rare. However, this is a tragedy that is created by our experts. Our experts are too obsessed with trying to figure out what is wisdom starting with the wrong assumption that wisdom is a stand-alone entity. Wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. It is like trying to figure out and create smoke, without lighting the fire. This simple mistake is costing the world peace, happiness, relaxation, and all the goods things in life that come with a wise society. https://www.facebook.com/sajid.khan.33046736/videos/pcb.10208764653259929/10208764577858044/?type=3&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARAtEdwI_dZyYfXbQ8fWFyZ5SilKAzaK9hOEqDxeD2n2x_BFBgEn5JNCgmxOfq53NXQ-3RsKlYky6fEL
reply - Mar 20, 2019
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Sajid Khan
Why do you think even though GDP, infrastructure, incomes keep going up why crime, suicide, drug and other addictions are the same or going up? Why do you think education and society are both a mess? It is because of the ignorance of our experts! Wisdom Education is Simply Crafting a Selfless Self-Image in the Young Through Wise Parenting and Brain Therapy For all Others. Wisdom Is The Key To Solving The Current World Mess. Please help in creating a wise World by improving education, health, and infrastructure by launching a whole new Wisdom Industry. Wisdom 3.0 — Sajid Khan — Medium https://medium.com/@sajidalikhan2/wisdom-3-0-b6e03324e64a What is wisdom? Wisdom is an emotionally healthy self-image that is innately engrossed in living in the now. Its consciousness is blank about its own self-image. It is focused outward without having any conscious concept of its own self or its own self importance. The self-image is selfless. The ultimate pleasure of life is living in selflessness. Unconsciously enjoying living from moment to moment without even a little attention paid to the self. When there is no self-image then there is no self-importance, no greed, no jealousy, no fear, no rivalry, no personal ambition and above all no selfishness. Thus wisdom education is wise parenting that enables selflessness. Every parent needs to be made wise about how to bring up their child. They must be provided with the knowledge means to craft a selfless pure self, ensuring wisdom in every child. The chief quality of selflessness is humility, the opposite of ego. Humility generates all the goodness in society and the ego generates all the ills of society. So to fix society and make it thrive humility must be created on a massive scale. In those brought up wise there is no self-image just the pure self. The self-image is a copy of the pure self. It is like eating the real apple verses eating the copy of an apple. Experiencing pure life and experiencing a part phony, made up interpretation of the pure life. When parents introduce a phony trophy self-image they take to removing the pure experiencing of life with a distorted experiencing of life. The element of purity is replaced with impurity. Selflessness is replaced with selfishness. The focus shifts from enjoying life to worrying about what was missed in the past to how life should be in the future. Status becomes more important than life itself. Wisdom above all is pure love and as love is an emotion, so is wisdom. Wisdom is an emotion that is generated by an emotionally healthy brain. Thus it is emotional health that generates wisdom. Emotional health is wisdom! Wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. Our experts are busy trying to create smoke when they should be focused on creating emotional health which will generate wisdom effortlessly. Emotional Health is created by the upbringing provided by the parents. Emotional health quality is determined by the quality of the self-image. In the vast majority the self-image is crafted by dotting parents who shower their infant with the belief of being the best. This creates an emotionally challenged brain that projects an emotionally challenged mind that expresses itself as an emotionally challenged phony overconfident self-image.
reply - Mar 20, 2019
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Sajid Khan
Mental illness affects 15% of the population while emotional illness affects 80% of the population from severe to mild. While even the 15% problem is not getting enough attention, the major cause of all these ills of society that affects 80% of the population is getting no attention. The foundation of health is emotional health and yet there is no testing and no manual for emotional health. What is equally worse is that mental health and emotional health that are two separate entities are lumped together as mental health. Activists like the First Lady of New York and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, are pushing for focusing on mental health and emotional health is under even their radar screen. Even though many mental diseases are the same as those caused by emotional illness, the two are very different in nature. This confusion between the two is the big factor in the cause for suicide, divorce, drug addictions, unhappiness, depression, sleeplessness etc. We have figured out that how one answers the question, ‘Who am I’ determines the wisdom level. Just imagine after all these hundreds of years of research how to bring up our children, our experts have still not figured out that a selfless, humble self-image is all that it takes to make one wise, that is emotionally healthy. I am challenging Oprah and her experts to prove me wrong or provide a better solution and if they fail they must accept, promote and implement my proposal to introduce Wise Parenting for the young and brain therapy for the rest. The vast majority of defective self-images/minds/selves are created by abnormally excessive love of the children. The self-image of being the best is hammered into the brain wiring creating a trophy self-image. Any wonder that the society is the way it is.
reply - Mar 20, 2019
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