Redesigning Substitute Teaching And The Power Of Small Tweaks

By the time an American student graduates from high school, one entire year of her K-12 education will have been taught by substitute teachers. One full year! Pre-pandemic, substitute teaching engaged 600,000 teachers each year, 44% with no training, and cost taxpayers some $4 billion annually. For the last few years, Playworks co-founder and education entrepreneur Jill Vialet has been growing more curious about the question: How might we redesign substitute teaching? This exploration led her to start a change organization, her third, and to co-author a new book, Substantial Classrooms: Redesigning The Substitute Teaching Experience. Marc Freedman, thought leader and founder of the national network Encore.org, caught up

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