McKay School Magazine Spring 2020 Issue

Education: Evolving and Enduring

Spring 2020

Education: Evolving and Enduring

Read Time: 13 minutes
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed vulnerabilities—and possibilities—in education.

COVID-19 Effects on the McKay School

Spring 2020

COVID-19 Effects on the McKay School

Read Time: 2.5 minutes
Dean Mary Anne Prater's thoughts on how COVID-19 effected the McKay School.

BYU–Public School Partnership Honored

Spring 2020

BYU–Public School Partnership Honored

Read Time: 2 minutes
The BYU–Public School Partnership believes that partnerships between education colleges and public schools may be the key to…

Creative Works Award Winner: Stefinee Pinnegar

Spring 2020

Creative Works Award Winner: Stefinee Pinnegar

Read Time: 2 minutes
Stefinee Pinnegar, associate professor of teacher education, recently received BYU’s annual Creative Works Award, which honors…

Dolly Gray Award Promotes Books that Authentically Portray People with Developmental Disabilities

Spring 2020

Dolly Gray Award Promotes Books that Authentically Portray People with Developmental Disabilities

Read Time: 2 minutes
McKay School dean Mary Anne Prater presented the 2020 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award on January 22, 2020, to Gill Lewis,…

Praising Students in a Classroom Setting Has a Big Impact on Their Behavior

Spring 2020

Praising Students in a Classroom Setting Has a Big Impact on Their Behavior

Read Time: 3 minutes
Teachers who praise good behavior get good results, say the authors of a study of students’ on-task behavior and teachers’ habits…

Chillin' with First-Gens

Spring 2020

Chillin' with First-Gens

Read Time: 3 minutes
The McKay School offers a “chill day” during finals week for first-generation college students, complete with therapy dogs and…

Locally Sourced: Growing School Psychologists in Rural Utah

Spring 2020

Locally Sourced: Growing School Psychologists in Rural Utah

Read Time: 6 minutes
The McKay School’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education is helping Utah rural school districts hire and retain…

Learning Through the Arts

Spring 2020

Learning Through the Arts

Read Time: 4 minutes
The BYU ARTS Partnership is building a lesson library that blends core subjects with different art forms. From exploring plot…

System Coherence and Deep Learning

Spring 2020

System Coherence and Deep Learning

Read Time: 15 minutes
Education experts Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn refine their method and expand their reach.

Subtract Anxiety, Add Growth: Changing the Way We Think about Math

Spring 2020

Subtract Anxiety, Add Growth: Changing the Way We Think about Math

Read Time: 5 minutes
BYU Math Education Department is helping future teachers develop a growth mindset about math.

Alumni Happenings: A Superintendent, A Sisterhood, and A Sweatshirt

Spring 2020

Alumni Happenings: A Superintendent, A Sisterhood, and A Sweatshirt

Read Time: 10 minutes
The stories of McKay School alumni who've been changed by their time at BYU and gone on to make an impact.

Modeling the Master Teacher

Spring 2020

Modeling the Master Teacher

Read Time: 2 minutes
Michael Leonard, assistant dean, shares how teaching is a noble profession that makes a difference in the lives of students. He…

"There Is So Much that Goes into Applying to a University": First-Generation College Students Navigate Unfamiliar Waters

Spring 2020

"There Is So Much that Goes into Applying to a University": First-Generation College Students Navigate Unfamiliar Waters

Read Time: 3.5 minutes
Navigating college can be overwhelming for anyone. For first-generation students, it is even tougher.