McKay School Grads: The Unexpected Teaching Experience

From students to teachers overnight

When Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck chose to study elementary education, they knew that one day they would have classrooms of their own. What they didn’t know was that day would arrive sooner than they had ever anticipated. Overnight, these two girls went from being students to teachers when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

 

Getting to BYU

 

 

Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

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24Apr2017

Scott Richards Awarded $3.5 Million Grant

P. Scott Richards received $3,572,011 from the Templeton Foundation to conduct spiritually integrated psychotherapy research.

McKay School professor Scott Richards recently received a large grant of $3,572,011 from the John Templeton Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that funds research “relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Richards’ research focuses on evaluating the healing potential of faith and spirituality in psychotherapy sessions.
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20Apr2017

Speakers for the McKay School Graduation Announced

Two students and one guest have been chosen to speak during the April graduation ceremony.

Two speakers, Natalie Merrill Scherck and Shelly Ann Karren, will represent fellow graduates at the ceremony next Friday. The main speaker will be superintendent Paul Sweat of Wasatch County School District, an alumnus of the McKay School.
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19Apr2017

Make Your Life a Calling

Going where the Lord wants us to go

David Boren, from the Education Leadership and Foundations Department, addresses students at the Power of Teaching lecture of winter semester.
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17Apr2017

Psychology for Teachers

Daniel Willingham presents at the Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture

Daniel Willingham presented his lecture, “How Can K–12 Teachers Use Psychological Science?” at Brigham Young University.
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11Apr2017

BYU Student Receives 2016 Utah School Psychology Student of the Year Award

Stephanie Skiba recently won the UASP Student of the Year award

McKay School graduate student Stephanie Skiba was awarded the Student of the Year award at the Utah Association of School Psychologists recent annual conference.
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