November 20th, 2018
NEWFOUNDLAND — To his students, he’s just Mr. Soskil, the mad scientist, at Wallenpaupack South Elementary in Newfoundland.
But now, he’s earned another title — “Teacher of the Year!”
“Teaching is the best job in the world. Not only do we get to make a difference in the lives of others every day when we step into our classroom, but we get to teach the next generation how to do that also,” said Michael Soskil, Teacher... Click here for more from WNEP
What Makes a Global Teacher?
From Brainfeed Magazine, April 2016
APlus.com - While Richard Johnson's students explore robotics and Michael Soskil's students chat live with the International Space Station, the girls at the refugee camp in Pakistan where Aqeela Asifi began teaching were happy to get their first lessons ever by writing words... Click Here for to read the full article
wnep.com - A Wayne County teacher, one of the top ten in the world, arrived home this week after the Global Teacher Award ceremony in Dubai.
Mike Soskil may not have taken home the top prize, but he feels like a winner and his students at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School feel the same. They welcomed him home... Click Here to read the full article
Scranton Times-Tribune - Michael Soskil unpacked the boxes of water filters in a Kenyan slum and set up a laptop and Internet connection.More than 7,000 miles away, the Wallenpaupack Area teacher’s students waited for his video call.
The Wayne County students raised money for water filters after a previous call with the school in Kenya. They were desperately needed — 12 children had died of cholera the week... Click Here to Read the Full Article
News Eagle - Striving to empower students to do good, has presented one Wallenpaupack South Elementary School teacher with an experience of a lifetime.
Named one of the top 50 educators in the world, the Curriculum Coach at WSES Michael Soskil is in line to win the Global Teacher Prize. Sponsored by the Varkey Foundation, the Global Teacher Prize is a $1 million award that has been called the Nobel Prize for teachers... Click Here to Read the Full Article
Global Teacher Prize Blog - When we talk about 2016 Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Finalist Michael Soskil, we are talking about a very innovative teacher. Michael Soskil has revolutionized teaching in several ways. Not only does he use distance learning and teaching to help connect students around the world, but he also helps his class establish an emotional connection with the topics they study so that they can remember this knowledge for the rest... Click Here to Read the Full Article
Global Teacher Prize Blog - Michael is the head teacher of Wallenpaupack South Elementary School in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. He started using Skype In The Classroom to connect his classroom in Pennsylvania with students in other countries. His class met, via Skype, with a class from Kibera... Read the Full Article Here
ISTE Connects - Find a cause and do the research. Michael Soskil, head teacher and curriculum coach at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, suggests starting by asking students to use Google to find out more about the social philanthropists, humanitarians and... Click Here to Read the Full Article
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