Jun08

Superintendent Sweat's Graduation Speech

Paul Sweat addressed 404 McKay School graduates.

Superintendent Sweat spoke at the April 2017 McKay School convocation. His address highlighted the life of Benjamin Cluff Jr. and also included uplifting messages from Elder Holland. Sweat encouraged the graduates to stay strong and enjoy the work they would soon be doing in K–12 education, reminding them that the Lord would be on their side as they pursued their careers in teaching.
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Schoolchildren have become accustomed to digital communication — think texting — but haven’t necessarily learned to switch off the habits formed in casual communication when using digital media for academic purposes.
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May19

Can free textbooks do the job?

A group of BYU professors and students have published seven related research papers this year that attempt to answer whether you learn as much in a course that uses free, open-access textbooks.

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging — if not completely prohibitive — to students considering enrolling in college or working to complete their degrees.
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May16

BYU and Chinese University Continue 25 Years of Friendship

Xi’an International Studies University leaders visited BYU campus to meet with McKay School administrators

BYU was honored by the recent visit of Wang Junzhe, president of Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), and five of his administrators from Xi’an, China. Wang and his associates were greeted by several BYU faculty members.
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May11

Teaching Begins with the Learner

Attendees learned better teaching practices at the recent Leadership in the 21st Century Conference.

The David O. McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership presented the ninth biennial conference of Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century. The conference was held March 23–24, 2017.
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Apr28

Graduates Encouraged to Serve with Confidence and Love

Over 400 students graduated from the McKay School today.

Convocation speakers advised graduates to allow love, conviction, and other Christ-like attributes to guide their pursuits.
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Apr24
Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.
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Apr24

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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Apr20

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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Apr19

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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