Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?

Third Edition eBook


by Paula Rutherford
ISBN 978-0-9986994-9-3
322 pages
Publication Date 2020


eBook Format is Now Available

From the beginning, Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? has been designed to pull together in one place, in a user-friendly format, much of what many teacher candidates are introduced to in college. The title is not meant to suggest that most of the constructs are not “covered” in teacher preparation programs. The intent is to say truthfully that we did not always internalize all that was introduced, we completed different courses, or, perhaps, we took an alternative approach to entering the profession.

The first two editions are in the hands of hundreds of thousands of new teachers and their mentors. Veteran teachers also find the text useful as a reminder of strategies they used in the past and as a source of newer constructs and approaches to use with the ever-changing demographics of our students. This text is not meant to sit on a shelf but to be used as a resource on a weekly or daily basis. To that end, it is written in a teacher-friendly format, presented in an easy-on-the-eyes font size, and bound so that it lays open on desks.