President Worthen and school of education administrators finger painted at the lab school to highlight education of young children.
[15 Apr 2015 | ]
BYU president finger paints with preschoolers to celebrate Week of the Young Child

With his hands covered in pudding, Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen turned to the preschooler next to him and asked, “Are you having fun?”
Along with McKay School of Education Dean Mary Anne Prater and BYU Teacher Education Department Chair Michael Tunnell, Worthen participated in a statewide finger painting challenge as part of the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of young learners. They painted side by side …

BYU faculty women hope to inspire female students to finish their education by sharing their own stories of challenges but ultimate triumph.
[13 Apr 2015 | ]
“By Study, By Faith” Encourages Women to Finish Their Education

When the BYU Faculty Women’s Association (FWA) was selecting its annual service project, President Barbara Smith searched for a way the group could serve and inspire students.
“Then the idea came that our wonderful, devoted, talented women faculty might be able to record and share their perspective on how to meet educational challenges today, so that if our students faithfully study, make sacrifices, and [believe], they will also reach goals, and …

President Worthen and school of education administrators will finger paint at the lab school to highlight education of young children.
[10 Apr 2015 | ]
BYU President to Finger Paint with Preschool Children

The Tuesday agenda of the Brigham Young University president includes one event that may be a little messier than the rest — finger painting.
Kevin J Worthen, BYU president, along with Mary Anne Prater, McKay School of Education dean, and Michael Tunnell, Teacher Education Department chair, have accepted the invitation to participate in a statewide finger painting challenge as part of The Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of …

Dean Prater shared her teaching journey from Primary to professor
[9 Apr 2015 | ]
The Power of Teaching: Mary Anne Prater

In presenting her Power of Teaching lecture, “Passion for Teaching: From Primary to Professor,” Dean Mary Anne Prater of the McKay School of Education spoke about obstacles as blessings in disguise and the importance of relying on the Spirit in everything a teacher does.
She recalled her first venture into teaching as a young woman—a Primary class of  three- and four-year-olds in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This …

In a recent Power of Teaching lecture Dr. Michael O. Tunnell explained how children’s books affect a child’s attitudes, knowledge base, thinking, and creativity
[6 Apr 2015 | ]
Teaching Power in Children’s Books

According to Michael O. Tunnell, chair of the McKay School’s Department of Teacher Education, children’s books are more than just enjoyable stories to read at bedtime; they provide powerful learning opportunities. During his lecture in the Power of Teaching series, Tunnell explained five ways books can impact a child’s attitudes, skills, content knowledge, and abilities to think and create.
“Children’s books fairly pulsate with power when it comes to teaching,” …