Dean Prater shared her teaching journey from Primary to professor
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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 …

The APA Division 36 Midyear Conference will bring worldwide experts to present research in psychology from religious and spiritual perspectives.
[12 Mar 2015 | Comments Off ]
BYU to Sponsor International Conference on Religious and Spiritual Issues in Psychology

Psychology tends to avoid the topics of religion and spirituality, which is what makes Division 36 of the American Psychological Association so uncommon. Division 36 is the only APA division to focus on religion and spirituality and, for the first time ever, their annual midyear conference is coming to a state well known for religion—Utah.
At the conference scholars from around the world will present research on religious and spiritual approaches …

Education leaders share their belief of how powerful teaching can be.
[9 Mar 2015 | Comments Off ]
The Power of Teaching Lecture Series and How it Began

The Power of Teaching lecture series is the brainchild of McKay School professor Brad Wilcox and was created to provide a synergistic learning experience for the hearer and speaker alike.
Wilcox wanted to start a lecture series to help students realize their potential as teachers and help draw more students in using the lecture series as a recruitment tool.
“Education majors rarely have contact with the college of Education until their junior …

Kristine Tanner’s research lauded by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Communications Disorders Professor Receives Meritorious Award for Research into Throat Dryness

Communication Disorders Professor Kristine Tanner has earned a meritorious poster award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for her research into treatment for throat dryness resulting from Sjögren’s Syndrome.
Posters are reviewed and meritorious award recipients selected by members of an ASHA review committee. This is the second time Tanner’s research team has received this honor.
Tanner and her research assistant Alison Miner recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to present their poster …

State award recognizes achievement and potential of first year mathematics teacher.
[13 Feb 2015 | Comments Off ]
Bethany Maxfield Chosen as “Teacher of Tomorrow”

Bethany Maxfield, a 2014 BYU math education graduate, was recognized with a Teacher of Tomorrow award by the Utah Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (UASCD). The UASCD gives Teacher of Tomorrow awards annually to teachers who show “exemplary achievement and demonstrated promise,” said Louise R. Moulding, UASCD awards chair.
Now a first-year math teacher at Timpanogos High School, Maxfield was surprised when she received an email announcing she had been …