About the Author:

Beth Smith Feger is a clinical assistant professor of early childhood education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as a cohort coordinator for preservice teachers seeking early childhood through sixth grade certification. She also works directly with preservice and in-service teachers supervising the fieldwork component of the students’ professional development over the course of three semesters. She has her PhD in early childhood education from the University of Texas at Austin and is a former special education and elementary teacher. While working with first and third grade students, she often struggled to find the balance between preparing students for state-mandated testing and meeting the needs of the children in her class. She worked to create a positive learning environment for students and help them deal with the rigorous demands of high-stakes accountability.

Beth Smith Feger 's Books

  • RIGOROUS DAP in the Early Years: From Theory to Practice

    Authors: Christopher P Brown, Beth Smith Feger, Brian Nelson Mowry

    Product Code:
    545585 (Softbound)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-558-5 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 3–8

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product

    In this day and age of high-stakes academic testing and accountability, children are expected to know more and more at a younger and younger age. Early childhood educators struggle to help children meet academic expectations while teaching in a developmentally appropriate way. They struggle to explain to stakeholders—administrators, policy makers, families, and even colleagues—why and how developmentally appropriate teaching practices are best for children’s learning, and why and how embracing each child’s individual unique strengths and personal experiences improves the child’s ability to succeed in school.

    Age Focus: 3-8
    Softbound, 248 pgs.
    Available July 2018

    $34.95  
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