Dr. Mary Ruth Moore
Mary Ruth Moore, a native of Tomball, Texas, is professor of Education at the Dreeben School of Education of the University of the Incarnate Word. She holds degrees from Baylor University, Butler University, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to teaching at U.I.W., Dr. Moore provides professional development for teachers at the national, district and local levels. During the past 25 years, she has trained thousands of teachers in literacy and play techniques. She is a co-founder of the Alamo Chapter of the U.S. Play Coalition. She is the wife of the Rev. Marshall Moore and together they serve Crestview Baptist Church. Her hobbies include antiques, jewelry making, and dog showing.
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Moore, M., Campos, D., Collazo, J., Maytum, A., Sampayo, V., & Sanchez, M. (2010). Inspiration to teach: reflections on Friedrich Froebel. Young Children,65:6, 74-76.
Moore, M. (2009) Play=learning: integrating play and wonder into our cultural institutions and schools in Southern Taiwan University, Creative Playground: conversations between industries and institutions, pp.20-24. Tainan City, Taiwan: Southern Taiwan University.
Moore, M. “A monument to play.” In Goodenough, Elizabeth, editor. Where Do the Children Play?, the anthology to accompany the PBS film of the same name. (January 2008
Moore, M. and Hall, S. “Literacy Instruction for Young Children. Early Years, The Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Vol. 29/3, Winter, 2007,10-15.
Moore, M. and Morgan, M. “Viva Play!” Today’s Playground, July 2006, pp. 24-29.
Moore, Mary Ruth (2002). An American's journey to kindergarten's birthplace," Childhood Education, 79/1, 15-20.