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Alan J. Daly, professor at UC San Diego, presented research on culture and trust.
[22 Apr 2015 | Comments Off ]
Annual Cluff Lecture Focuses on Creating Networks and Relationships Among Educators

“Leading, Learning, and Leveraging Educational Change: The Role of Social Capital” was the title of the 2015 annual Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture. Alan J. Daly, professor of education studies at the University of California, San Diego, presented research that focused on the importance of interdependence and interconnectivity among educators.
“Our challenge in education is being greater than ourselves,” Daly said. He went on to discuss how Benjamin Cluff Jr. exemplified this …

During a BYU Reading Council lecture, alumnus Guy Francis described his career path and his work as an illustrator.
[22 Apr 2015 | Comments Off ]
Guy Francis Explains an Illustrator’s Journey

Drawing, painting, and reading children’s books seems like a dream job to a nine-year-old child; Guy Francis turned that dream into reality in his career as a children’s book illustrator. During his recent guest lecture for the BYU Reading Council, Francis described his career path and explained the process he uses to illustrate a book.
“I was always drawing as a child,” Francis said. “I knew I wanted to do art. …

McKay School graduate plans to use his education to improve conditions in Malawi.
[22 Apr 2015 | Comments Off ]
Man of faith: Moses Khombe

Malawi is among the poorest countries in the world, but Moses Khombe, who completed his PhD in December from BYU’s David O. McKay School of Education, feels that his education has equipped him with the necessary skills to contribute to his country’s rise to greater prosperity — and he has the faith to do it.
Khombe, 40, has had a busy year. He currently works as the country director for Nu …

A cluster of Orem elementary principals have formed a professional learning community to collaborate on meeting district needs.
[16 Apr 2015 | Comments Off ]
Principals Meet to Learn and Share

A group of Orem principals who saw the positive impact of professional learning communities on their teachers realized they too could benefit from these interactions.
Teachers in many school districts in Utah have been engaging in PLCs over the past ten years. They meet in teams (usually by grade level) to collaborate on meeting the needs of their students. They discuss matters such as assessment data, curriculum needs, methods and strategies, …

Paul Barth describes his experience in the Executive School Leadership Program as he continues his high school teaching
[16 Apr 2015 | Comments Off ]
Executive Student Fine Tunes Teaching Philosophy

Attending school while working full time has been a challenge for Paul Barth, an Executive School Leadership student. But for Barth, a fourth-year psychology teacher at Timpanogos High School in Orem, it is all part of the journey.
Barth was born in Turlock, California and moved with his family to Utah at age nine where he has lived since. His mother was an elementary school teacher. “She really instilled in me …