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[11 Oct 2010 | 0 Comments | ]
Beyond Technique: Building Positive Student-Teacher Relationships in the Classroom

Teaching is a dynamic profession that involves many different skills, theories, and techniques. This makes it easy, according to Melissa Newberry, to overlook the personal relationships between teachers and students. Student-teacher relationships have more power than many realize to positively impact a student’s learning experience…

[27 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
What Five Young Women Can Teach Us About Language Impairment

Five young women who were identified with language impairment (LI) in elementary school were re-evaluated eight years later in order to investigate the trajectory of language and social development. Aspects of the language, academic, social, and behavioral status of the girls were evaluated.

[20 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Four Years in the Making: 12 BYU Professors Publish Book with MSE Faculty Member Roni Jo Draper

“When we began, we had no idea it would turn into a four year project,” Draper said. “But the ideas we have been discussing are interesting and powerful for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.”

[30 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Steven Hite Contributes to Educational Encyclopedia after Unique Experiences with UNESCO/ IIEP

Steven Hite’s experience in educational planning is driven by his dedication to the blending of theory and practice. Hite has committed much of his academic career to field studies aimed at improving the lives of countless individuals in adverse circumstances worldwide. These projects have come in several shapes and sizes, some being BYU-affiliated..
Some of Hite’s research has been done in connection with United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) …

[2 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Books Portraying Characters with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Top Ten List

With this top ten list, Leininger and Dyches hope that teachers, school psychologists, social workers, and parents can choose appropriate books for children suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

[27 Jul 2010 | 0 Comments | ]
Stayin’ Alive [VIDEO]

In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad and McKay School counseling psychology professor Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent. Read the entire story as it is featured by BYU News by following the link below.
Stayin’ alive: That’s what friends are for

[26 Jul 2010 | 1 Comment | ]
Half-Day Kindergarten Found to Be as Effective as Full-Day

Children who attend half-day kindergarten do just as well in school as those who attend full-day kindergarten, according to Randall Davies, the primary author of an article compiling studies performed while he was teaching at Indiana University. “At the time, the State of Indiana had a strong push for implementing full-day kindergarten as a solution to academic problems,” he stated. “So we decided to test it.”
Davies had a lot of …

[19 Jul 2010 | 0 Comments | ]
Supervision in Psychotherapy Yields Promising Benefits

Collaboration between clinical psychologists and doctoral students is highly beneficial, according to a recently published study by MSE professor Timothy Smith and his colleagues. Their research indicates that as senior PhD students supervise junior students the therapy is just as effective for the patients while at the same time increasing students’ opportunities to acquire needed skills.
Under the standard model, graduate programs in mental health train therapists by having them conduct …

[5 Jul 2010 | 0 Comments | ]
A Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Childhood obesity is an increasing problem in the United States and it will take a concerted effort to reverse the trend. Keven Prusak and his colleagues in the Physical Education Department are addressing that concern with their research-based course, Healthy and Active Lifestyle Management (HALM). This child-centered approach to P.E. breaks from the sports, pseudo-athletic programs of the past. Prusak said, “The target has moved and we would be wise …

[5 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Clifford Mayes’ Holistic Teaching: Revolutionizing the American Classroom

“I look at education in terms of the gospel narrative. The gospel narrative, as I understand it, is one of eternal progression; I want to apply those broad, spiritual, ethical, holistic, literary, rich images and impulses to what goes on in the classroom. If teachers learn how to do that, they teach in a way that is spiritual without having to say one specifically religious thing at all; They teach in a way that their students will call them blessed in the next life.”