The Power of Teaching

Quick—name one of your most influential teachers.

A survey of those in attendance at a recent McKay School Power of Teaching Lecture showed that a strong 85 percent could remember the names of more than 12 of their teachers from preschool through 12th grade. The Power of Teaching Lectures feature strong educational leaders including administrators, authors, education professionals, Church leaders, and influential teachers from departments across BYU campus. “I wanted students to connect with teachers who are full of passion, [who are] motivated, and [who] understand their purpose,” Professor Brad Wilcox said, reflecting on why he started the lecture series in 2008. “I wanted them to have the chance to hear from truly great teachers about why they went into teaching and why they stayed.”