McKay School Magazine Spring 2019 Issue

Celebrating the McKay School in China

Spring 2019

Celebrating the McKay School in China

Read Time: 12 minutes
Relationships between the McKay School and the academic community throughout China have been quietly building. For at least 35…

McKay School Unity with China

Spring 2019

McKay School Unity with China

Read Time: 3 minutes
Dean Mary Anne Prater discusses President Spencer W. Kimball's message that the Church should be of service to the Chinese.…

Accessibility and School Websites

Spring 2019

Accessibility and School Websites

Read Time: 2 minutes
Imagine going through high school with a vision disability. You visit your school's website to view graduation informa­tion,…

Tim Smith Bestowed Fellow Status

Spring 2019

Tim Smith Bestowed Fellow Status

Read Time: 1 minute
Tim Smith, professor of counseling psychology in the McKay School, recently received fellowship status from the Society for the…

First in Physics

Spring 2019

First in Physics

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BYU was recognized as the nation's top producer of trained physics teach­ers, according to the American Physical Society (APS). 

Insights into an Understudied Group of Children with Autism

Spring 2019

Insights into an Understudied Group of Children with Autism

Read Time: 3 minutes
Using a range of behavioral support procedures to minimize fear and anxi­ety, a team of interdisciplinary research­ers from BYU and…

BYU Three-Minute Thesis Winner

Spring 2019

BYU Three-Minute Thesis Winner

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Elisse Newey placed first in the McKay School's Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and then first in the BYU contest with…

The Unlikely Life of Patras Bukhari

Spring 2019

The Unlikely Life of Patras Bukhari

Read Time: 16 minutes
Patras Bukhari, of Islamabad, Pakistan, shares the story of how he came to discover the Book of Mormon, gain a testimony of the…

Generations of Alumni

Spring 2019

Generations of Alumni

Read Time: 8 minutes
BYU alum are shaped by their experiences and values. Through a general understanding of the last four generations who have…

Faculty Research: Good Things to Know

Spring 2019

Faculty Research: Good Things to Know

Read Time: 7 minutes
Four representatives report on handy McKay School research from their area of study,

My Semester in China

Spring 2019

My Semester in China

Read Time: 3 minutes
Someday Helen Gillespie would like to do some international teaching, so she thought that by going to China for her student…

Summer Reading Tips

Spring 2019

Summer Reading Tips

Read Time: 4 minutes
With picnics, vacations, and lazy days to look forward to, it is easy to overlook one of the most important things a child can do…

The Best Teachers Are the Best Learners

Spring 2019

The Best Teachers Are the Best Learners

Read Time: 4 minutes
Laura McAllister's grandmother dropped out of middle school to support her fam­ily financially, and another grandmother…

Opening the World of a Child’s Imagination

Spring 2019

Opening the World of a Child’s Imagination

Read Time: 3.5 minutes
Throughout her life, Missy Young has served in different capacities and made an impact on many lives. When she graduated from BYU…

Thank You Student Ambassadors and Alumni Representatives

Spring 2019

Thank You Student Ambassadors and Alumni Representatives

Read Time: 2 minutes
Student ambassadors and alumni representatives do so much for the McKay School and we can't thank them enough for all the work…

Be a Hero, Be a Teacher

Spring 2019

Be a Hero, Be a Teacher

Read Time: 5 minutes
Learn about how teachers are heroes. Read an excerpt of Annette Evans's experience in teaching in her blog post "Teaching…

47th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Awards

Spring 2019

47th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Awards

Read Time: 4 minutes
The winner of the McKay School Award of Excellence, Sean Li, and the winner of the McKay School Teacher of the Year, Nevaloni…

An Animated Fish Is Inspiring Learning at BYU

Spring 2019

An Animated Fish Is Inspiring Learning at BYU

Read Time: 2 minutes
You can teach a person to fish or you can use a fish to teach a person. That is what a team of special education research­ers in…