McKay School Magazine Fall 2017 Issue

Lighting the Pathway

Fall 2017

Lighting the Pathway

Read Time: 16 minutes
Barbara Morgan Gardner talked with Elder Kim B. Clark, the Church commissioner of education; Clark G. Gilbert, the newly called…

The Pathways of Education

Fall 2017

The Pathways of Education

Read Time: 3 minutes
Dean Lynnette B. Erickson announces the topics that will be presented in the Fall 2017 issue. McKay Today magazine presents timely…

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Autism Aggression

Fall 2017

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Autism Aggression

Read Time: 2 minutes
New research from BYU's autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism—clues the team hopes…

To Type or Not to Type? That Isn't Really the Question

Fall 2017

To Type or Not to Type? That Isn't Really the Question

Read Time: 2 minutes
Schoolchildren have become accus­tomed to digital communication but haven't necessarily learned to switch off the habits…

Misplacing Science Teachers

Fall 2017

Misplacing Science Teachers

Read Time: 2 minutes
In his first year as an eighth-grade teacher, Ryan Nixon hit a roadblock. He was supposed to teach his students geology: something…

LDS Educators Conference

Fall 2017

LDS Educators Conference

Read Time: 2 minutes
The first annual LDS Educators Conference was held in July 2017. The purpose of the conference was to challenge educators who are…

Policy Program Is Back

Fall 2017

Policy Program Is Back

Read Time: 1 minute
The education policy and social foun­dations program, a rigorous two-year master's program, is available again for the first…

Five Degrees of Preparation

Fall 2017

Five Degrees of Preparation

Read Time: 2 minutes
For Heidi Vogeler, education is more than a degree—it is five of them. Vogeler explains how her education at BYU helped her…

International Award

Fall 2017

International Award

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BYU's Open Education Group received the 2017 Excellence in Research Award from the international Open Education Consortium in…

A Voice of Change, Hope, and Positivity

Fall 2017

A Voice of Change, Hope, and Positivity

Read Time: 4.5 minutes
Dina Budeiri reflects on the education she was able to receive from BYU in speech-language pathology and audiology, and commits…

Confidence Along the Path

Fall 2017

Confidence Along the Path

Read Time: 12 minutes
In his convocation address, Paul Sweat, superintendent of Wasatch County School District, reminds future educators that their…

Brent G. Wilson: A Loyal Maverick

Fall 2017

Brent G. Wilson: A Loyal Maverick

Read Time: 12 minutes
McKay School instructional psychology and technology alumnus Brent G. Wilson discusses the benefits and consequences that may come…

Alumni Happenings

Fall 2017

Alumni Happenings

Read Time: 8 minutes
McKay Today helps connect you to your former classmate and teachers. To read more, visit education.byu.edu/news/category/alumni.

A Teacher of Teachers

Fall 2017

A Teacher of Teachers

Read Time: 4 minutes
Professor Duane Merrell has a long history of inspiring his students in and out of the classroom as the students inherit his…

A Lifetime of Teaching and Giving

Fall 2017

A Lifetime of Teaching and Giving

Read Time: 5 minutes
Even when her days in the classroom were over, Myrna Fietkau found a way to make a difference. Fietkau, a lifelong educator,…