McKay School Grads: The Unexpected Teaching Experience

From students to teachers overnight

When Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck chose to study elementary education, they knew that one day they would have classrooms of their own. What they didn’t know was that day would arrive sooner than they had ever anticipated. Overnight, these two girls went from being students to teachers when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

 

Getting to BYU

 

Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

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23Mar2017

Relying on Faith Through Uncertainty

Angie Jones exemplified faith in her battle with breast cancer and her decision to obtain a master's degree

Despite the harsh obstacles Angie Jones has encountered in her life, she has remained optimistic and full of faith. Jones has learned that God always has a plan, even if you don’t always understand it.
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23Mar2017

Administration Without Judgement

Relationships are more important than administering

How do you discipline a frustrated student who is acting out in class because he fled his country and was relocated to the opposite side of the world? Or how do you help students whose parents are in the homeless shelter down the street? These are just a few of the challenges assistant principal and BYU’s Leadership Preparation Program graduate Kip Carlsen is trying to tackle.
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23Mar2017

Educational Leadership and Foundations Professor Gets Fellowship in Nigeria

Economics professor MacLeans Geo-JaJa was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Professor MacLeans Geo-JaJa from the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Salamatu Isah on collaborative research publication, teaching, and knowledge transfer.
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 7Mar2017

The Power of Choices And Striving for Your Highest Potential

2014 national middle school principal of the year, Sheena Alaiasa shares personal journey to help Polynesian students succeed

“E kulia I ka nu’u”, or “strive for your highest potential,” was the recent Kaha Nui Summit’s theme. Sponsored by the McKay School’s Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department it was the second annual BYU Polynesian Interdisciplinary Summit.
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13Feb2017

New Study Links Brain Stem Volume and Aggression in Autism

2014 national middle school principal of the year, Sheena Alaiasa shares personal journey to help Polynesian students succeed

New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.
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