Flip the System US: How Teachers Can Transform Education and Save Democracy

Flip the System US: How Teachers Can Transform Education and Save Democracy

by Michael Soskil (Editor)


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This powerful and honest book uncovers how we can flip the system, building a more democratic, equitable, and cohesive society where teacher expertise drives solutions to education challenges. Editor Michael Soskil brings together a team of diverse voices to highlight solutions, spark positive change, and show us the path forward towards a more civil and more peaceful America. In each chapter, inspiring educators describe how we can create lasting and meaningful change by elevating teacher expertise; educating the whole child; increasing teacher morale; and fighting for all of our children to have equitable opportunity and quality schools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367374563
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/30/2020
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Soskil is an author, an international keynote speaker, and has spent the past 22 years in various teaching roles. He is a Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, a recipient of the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and in 2016 was announced as one of the top ten teachers in the world and a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.

Table of Contents

Section I Public Education as the Foundation of Democratic Society

1. An American Education System with Integrity

Dennis Shirley

2. Engendering Student Civic Engagement: A Los Angeles Student Focus Group

Estella Owoimaha-Church

3. Regaining the Democratic Heart of Education

Gert Biesta

4. Teaching for Democracy: The Role of Student Autonomy and Agency

Michael Soskil

Section II An Equitable System for All

5. Systems that Promote Equitable Outcomes

Josh Parker

6. Beyond Privilege: Using Student Perspectives to Create a More Equitable System

Jinni Forcucci, Kristin Nichols, and Karli Sunnergren

7. The Day After: Education and Equity after the Global Pandemic

Andy Hargreaves

8. Closing the Rural Opportunity Gap

Lindsey Jensen

9. Market Forces and Erosion of Education as a Public Good: Widening Equity Gaps

T. Jameson Brewer and Amanda U. Potterton

Section III Healthy Students, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities

10. Educating the Whole Child

Sean Slade

11. Flipping the System: A Primer for the Classroom Teacher

Mairi Cooper

12. Refugee and Immigrant Education: Strengthening Our Communities

Mandy Manning

13. Impact of Trauma on the Foundational Identities of Our Children

Beth Davey and Kelly Holstine

Section IV Elevating Teacher Expertise into Education Decisions

14. Teaching is a Political Profession: Stepping into the Arena

Melissa Tomlinson

15. Lessons for the United States from International Education Systems

Pasi Sahlberg

16. A Case Study in Distributed Leadership: Sanger Unified School District

Tracey Fritch

17. #RedforEd and the Struggle for Our Schools

Noah Karvelis

18. Education Union Renewal: The Key to Flipping the System

Howard Stevenson

Section V Supporting Teachers in a Flipped System

19. Addressing the Shortage: Recruiting our Next Generation of Teachers

Kimberly Eckert

20. Supporting Teachers from Historically Marginalized Communities

Michael Peña, Winter Marshall-Allen, Carlos Avila, Melissa Collins, Alhassan Susso, and Jill Davidson

21. Democratized Professional Learning: The Edcamp Model

Dan Callahan

22. Pockets of Innovation: Transformational Professional Learning and Development

Trista Hollweck and Dyane Smokorowski

Epilogue The Death and Life of the Teacher

Jelmer Evers

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