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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 6Feb2017

Picking Teams and Picking Music in P.E.

BYU education professor finds music helps and picking teams publicly hurts when helping kids try to enjoy exercise

Experiences for kids in P.E. can have long-lasting effects. Being picked last for a team may be humiliating in the moment, but could also have lasting emotional effects. (Credit: Photo Illustration/BYU Photo)
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BYU School Psychology Program Honored Nationally for Quantity and Quality of Research

BYU education professor finds music helps and picking teams publicly hurts when helping kids try to enjoy exercise

The BYU school psychology program was recently named the No. 1 program out of 136 of its kind in faculty research productivity.
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29Nov2016

Inclusive Education for Students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

BYU education professor finds music helps and picking teams publicly hurts when helping kids try to enjoy exercise

BYU’s David O. McKay School recently hosted guest lecturer Erik Carter, a special education professor at Vanderbilt University, who spoke on the rising promise of peer-mediated interventions.
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21Nov2016

You Can't Make This Stuff up

There are reader-submitted stories about their everyday life experiences as an administrator

Being an educator and having the privilege of working with children provides free entertainment every day. Sometimes the joy comes from parents and colleagues as well.
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21Nov2016

Good, Better, and Best Approaches to Leading Learning with Teachers

The best way to increase student learning is to assist the adults who serve them

Some approaches are good, some are better, and some are best. The purpose of this article is to review some good, better, and best approaches that principals can take to increase teacher capacity that contributes to student achievement.
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