‘Parachute teachers’ seek substitute slots | Joanne

Parachute Teachers hopes to supply substitute teachers who will share their skills and experiences instead of handing out worksheets, writes Hayley Glatter in The Atlantic.

Parachute founder Sarah Cherry Rice, a former teacher and administrator, recruits community members who have something to teach — though it may have nothing to do with the subject of the class.

We have engineers who come into our classrooms and offer coding and 3D printing. There are folks that come in and offer art: watercolors and pottery. We have a farm-to-table cooking curriculum through MIT where farmers in the…

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