Michael Soskil

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Hawley, Pennsylvania

Michael Soskil, the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year and member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, is an elementary STEM Teacher in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is also editor of Flip the System US: How Teachers Can Transform Education and Save Democracy, and was announced by Dr. Stephen Hawking and the Global Teacher Prize as one of the top 10 teachers in the world in 2016.

 

 

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Posted Nov. 8, 2020

An Election Alone Fixes Nothing. So, What’s Next?

The people of the United States have voted to replace Donald Trump with Joe Biden. It is the first step…

By Michael Soskil

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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 Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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