About the Author:

Brian Nelson Mowry received his doctoral in curriculum and instruction (with an emphasis on early childhood education) at the University of Texas at Austin. He has twenty-five years of service as a teacher and teacher educator in the Austin Independent School District. He currently serves as a district-level instructional specialist developing curriculum as well as supporting and providing professional development for 700 preschool and kindergarten classroom teachers. Before this, he worked as a district-level mathematics specialist for grades K through 5 and spent eleven years as a bilingual preschool and kindergarten teacher in the Austin public schools. Brian has presented at various national conferences, including NAEYC and NCTM, and has served as senior author for the Frog Street Press Preschool Mathematics Program and McMillan McGraw-Hill’s K through 5 Math Connects Series. His dissertation is a case study of how the demands of standardization, high-stakes testing, and the subsequent press for curricular alignment to grades 1 through 12 affect the planning and instructional decision making of kindergarten teachers at two underperforming urban facing district-imposed sanctions.

Brian Nelson Mowry '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)
    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, 200 pgs.
    Available October 2018

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