Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Book Launch and Free Book Club! Flip the System US: How Teachers Can Transform Education and Save Democracy

After almost two years of planning, deep conversations, Zoom calls with my publisher, convincing some of the most brilliant educators in the United States and beyond to participate, writing, and editing, Flip the System US: How Teachers Can Transform Education and Save Democracy finally launches this week. Even before it's official launch it has climbed Amazon's best seller charts to be the #1 New Release and #2 Best Seller in Education Theory and History! 

This book makes the case that the health of our democracy depends on the wellbeing of our teachers. Our education system must be equitable and driven by the collective expertise of teachers if our democratic society is to survive.

In the book, a diverse group of award-winning classroom teachers from across the country, as well as some of the world's leading education researchers share their perspectives on some of the most pressing educational issues we face today - inequities exposed by the pandemic, breaking systems of oppression, addressing the teacher pipeline crisis, classroom practices that develop democratic values, and so much more. 

I am inviting all of you to join me and some of the book's authors at both a book launch event this Saturday and a free book club where we will examine each of the book's 5 sections. 

You can register for the book launch event on Saturday from 10AM-Noon EDT by clicking here. In addition to talking about the book with chapter authors, we'll be giving away Flip the System T-shirts, signed books, and other swag. Make sure to click the link above to let us know you'll be joining. 

The book club is open to the first 30 people who register at bit.ly/ftsus-bookclub. Meetings will take place over Zoom and will be from 7-8PM EST on Nov. 12 and 19, and Dec. 3, 10, and 17. 

You can purchase the book and watch bonus content - recorded interviews with most of the chapter authors - at FlipTheSystem.US.

I hope you will join me on Saturday for the book launch and enjoy reading the incredible narratives and expertise of the authors as much as I did as I edited their chapters.