Michael Soskil

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Teacher

Hawley, Pennsylvania

Michael Soskil, the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, is determined to make learning meaningful for every child and to empower others as positive change agents in their communities.

He is a co-author of “Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice.” Soskil is also a recipient of the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a two-time finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, and he was named one of the top 10 teachers in the world in 2016 by the Varkey Foundation.

As an elementary science teacher in the Wallenpaupack Area School District, he inspires young scientists to use their curiosity and learning to make the world a better place.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2018

This Teacher of the Year Showed Me Just How Important DACA Is

I am currently 34,000 feet over Colorado on a flight home from one of the most incredible experiences of my…

By Michael Soskil

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Posted Aug. 5, 2020
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Why It’s Time to Raise Hell About Re-Opening Schools

This week, teachers all over the country are holding demonstrations protesting plans to re-open schools for in-person learning. Obviously, there’s heated debate everywhere about how…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Today Should Have Been Our First Day of School

For 14 years I have taught math at the same high school. The entirety of my career—three thousand students, eighty classes, 13 preps, five rooms,…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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