McKay School Magazine Spring 2017 Issue

Crisis in Education

Spring 2017

Crisis in Education

Read Time: 15 minutes
Is this teacher shortage different? As BYU education administrators and alumni work to handle the shortage, some are concerned…

Preserving a Noble Career

Spring 2017

Preserving a Noble Career

Read Time: 2 minutes
The dean's message for Spring 2017 issue. Mary Anne Prater discusses some of the topics in this issue, including reasons for…

#1 School Psychology Researchers

Spring 2017

#1 School Psychology Researchers

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The BYU school psychology program was recently named the number-one program in faculty research productivity with the three top…

Picking Teams and Picking Music in PE

Spring 2017

Picking Teams and Picking Music in PE

Read Time: 6 minutes
Teacher education professor David Barney has studied the positive or negative experiences children glean from their gym-class…

Teaching: A God-Given Talent

Spring 2017

Teaching: A God-Given Talent

Read Time: 4.5 minutes
"‘Give me your hardest class,’ ” Virginia Dukelow Wilson said. Never in her career did she struggle with or question why she…

From Teacher to Elementary Assistant Principal

Spring 2017

From Teacher to Elementary Assistant Principal

Read Time: 4 minutes
Dawn Wright graduated from BYU’s David O. McKay School of Education in elementary education. After a few years of teaching, Wright…

Keeping Magic Alive in the Classroom

Spring 2017

Keeping Magic Alive in the Classroom

Read Time: 15 minutes
When Tara Pearce realized she needed to make some changes to her classroom to create a more quality experience for both her and…

Teachers and the Law: Basic Rights and Duties of Educators

Spring 2017

Teachers and the Law: Basic Rights and Duties of Educators

Read Time: 19 minutes
Scott Ferrin, EdLF professor and adjunct law professor, discusses a teacher's responsibilities to report suspected child…

Rediscover BYU

Spring 2017

Rediscover BYU

Read Time: 6 minutes
Explore how BYU campus has changed—from the campus drive redesign to MTC renovations.

From Swim Team Captain to Student Teacher

Spring 2017

From Swim Team Captain to Student Teacher

Read Time: 3 minutes
Do you remember when you heard the call to teach—when you realized your purpose on this earth was to help others become their best…