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Michael Soskil
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Be the Change You Want to See
Be the Change You Want to See

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"Never forget why you decided to become a teacher. There will be many distractions throughout your career, but each day when you walk into school you have the opportunity to help children see their power when they use learning to make the world a better place. Teachers don't just make a difference; they give others the skills to make a difference as well. There is no better or more important job you could have."

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"Yesterday, I was disgusted to see that Donald Trump released a statement attacking Hanan Hroub, last year's Global Teacher Prize winner, and a friend. I will not dignify Mr. Trump's latest heinous rhetoric with a link, but it's out there. Hanan is a teacher who has dedicated her life to teaching Palestinian children to "Say No to Violence," and has created teaching programs designed to help children learn, play, and overcome violent environments. Hanan is a champion of peace, and the world would be a better place if others focused on passing a message of nonviolence to our next generation."

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Donald Trump, You Are No Hanan al Hroub
Yesterday, I was disgusted to see that Donald Trump released a statement attacking  Hanan Hroub , last year's  Global Teacher Prize  winner, and a friend. I will not dignify Mr. Trump's latest heinous rhetoric with a link, but it's out there. Hanan is a tea...

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Some of the world's most recognized educators and teacher leaders will discuss teacher leadership and how we can create the environments we need to empower teachers. 

Panelists include: 
Naomi Volain - Presidential Award winning science teacher & 2015 Global Teacher Prize Top-10 Finalist

Glenn Robbins - 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year

Melissa Morris - Grammy Music Award Winner and GTP Finalist

Mark Reid - 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year and GTP Finalist

Mairi Cooper - 2015 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

Jelmer Evers - Author "Flip the System", Two time GTP Finalist

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LOVE this video about our Distance Teaching Project with +livingstone kegode and +Cheery Centre from PSEA. 

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Leave Time for Serendipity
Today, my 4th grade students were supposed to analyze data from NASA's Climate Change website . I wanted them to look at real data and to have conversations about what it meant. I wanted them to draw conclusions and make predictions. That's what today's sci...

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5 Takeaways from the 2016 Global Education and Skills Forum
It's been a week now since I was sitting on stage waiting for Pope Francis to announce the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. Looking back, my whole experience in Dubai at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) and the Varkey Teacher Ambassador Summi...

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Global Teacher Prize Trip Report - VTA Summit Day 1
I was so tired last night that I couldn't bring myself to write this trip report before bed. It didn't much matter because I had a tough time turning my mind off and sleeping after a day of incredible conversations, but at least I was laying quietly in a da...
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