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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Apr17

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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Apr11

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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Apr11

Seeing Who’s Behind the Desks

Power of Teaching lecture on motivating and believing in students

Todd Pennington, from Physical Education Teacher Education within the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education, spoke on the value of motivating each student and seeing who is behind the desk.
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Mar30

Best Practices in Autism

Teachers, and other professionals, parents, and students attended the fourth annual workshop to learn about best practices in autism

Brigham Young University’s recent annual Autism Translational Research Workshop, Best Practices in Autism: Social Skills Interventions and Diagnostic Challenges, focused on ways to help professionals, educators, and parents practice evidence-based techniques.
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Mar24

Twelve Students Receive Educational Leadership Award

The 2016–2017 Educational Leadership Awards have been awarded to one student from each cohort

Each academic year, the faculty of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department chooses one student from each cohort to receive the School Leadership Award.
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Mar23

Student Employee Sets an Office Record

Kara Betts has worked in the EdLF Department for five years

Kara Betts has worked in the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department for five years, which some say is an office record for student employees. She has been a secretary since 2012 and will graduate in April with a degree in statistics. She has built strong relationships with her office coworkers and department faculty.
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