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Come to 115 MCKB on Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m.

Come to room 115 in the David O. McKay Building on Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m. for Ronald Gallimore’s lecture, “Best Way to Improve Teaching: Bold Initiatives or Incremental Changes?”

Ronald Gallimore, PhD, is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an affiliated professor in psychology and education at the University of Delaware. His research addresses the improvement of teaching and cultural and behavioral change. He has authored four books and over 140 journal articles and chapters. He and Roland Tharp coauthored Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Social Context (Cambridge University Press), which won the Grawemeyer Award in Education.

“Professor Gallimore has been a leader in teaching improvement research for many decades,” said Bryant Jensen, associate professor at BYU’s McKay School of Education, who organized the event. “I invited him to present at BYU to inspire us as students and faculty to think more ambitiously and with greater nuance about the possibilities to engage in scholarship on teaching improvement, both near and far,” Jensen continued.

Professor Jensen hopes this event will help to inspire Gallimore and others in the field of education to see BYU as a place that will further the work of improving public school teaching both locally and globally. 

People should take the time to attend this lecture because, according to Jensen, “Professor Gallimore is not only substantive, synthesizing decades of empirical research; he’s also incredibly engaging. Every interaction that I have had with him embodies the principles of excellent teaching that he so passionately espouses.”

Those who plan to attend at 11 a.m. on March 7, should come prepared to be intellectually enlarged by Ronald Gallimore’s lecture.


By Cole Witbeck