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Michael Soskil
Works at Wallenpaupack Area School District
Attended University of Scranton
Lives in Newfoundland, PA
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We asked some awesome teachers what they do in their time away from school. Here is what they said!
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Awesome video and your team has impacted the children and families in Kibera in a big way.Keep up the good job.
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Appreciative to Jed Dearybury​ and Matt Miller​ for giving me the opportunity to talk about student engagement, global service learning, and emotional connections in schools on their radio show. 
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Teachers - Shaping Tomorrow(land)
This weekend we went to see Tomorrowland. As a family of Disney fans, we've been looking forward to seeing it for a while. I walked away from the theater with tears in my eyes.  As far as plot, character development, special effects, etc. - the movie was go...
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Remembrance Day - Student Questions Answered
When our students at Wallenpaupack heard that I was going to have a full-day stopover in Amsterdam on my way to Kenya, and that it would be Remembrance Day, they had questions.  After reading a few articles on the holiday, they brainstormed a list of questi...
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Day 9 - From Mukuyuni to Nakuru
We slept in today.  My alarm didn't go off until 6:30AM. After a quick breakfast of andazi and Kenyan Tea, we left the Mount Crest Hotel.  Along the way to HIP Academy, we stopped a few places. First, we stopped at the local Coca-Cola depot to buy a case of...
We slept in today.  My alarm didn't go off until 6:30AM. After a quick breakfast of andazi and Kenyan Tea, we left the Mount Crest Hotel.  Along the way to HIP Academy, we stopped a few places. First, we stopped at the local ...
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Global Service Learning
While at ISTE last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Greenberg , who interviewed me for his Brainwaves Video Anthology series. Bob seeks out "thinkers, dreamers, and innovators; some of the brightest minds in education" and seeks to record their stori...
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Growing Plants, Hearts, and Minds
It's the last week of school, and honestly I didn't think I'd be writing a blog post this week. Since I will be teaching science to 3rd-5th graders next year, I have been packing up the classroom I've been teaching in for the past 16 years in preparation fo...
It's the last week of school, and honestly I didn't think I'd be writing a blog post this week. Since I will be teaching science to 3rd-5th graders next year, I have been packing up the classroom I've been teaching in for the...
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NEWFOUNDLAND - A year ago, a youth-led global partnership began after children learned of the living conditions in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi in Africa.
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An Interview with Kenyan Wildlife Service Educator Carol Mwebia
While at Lake Nakuru National Park I had the opportunity to ask Carol Mwebia, education director for the park, a few questions. My hope is that this interview can be used to spark learning for students at home and around the world.
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Day 11 - Kwaheri, Kenya
I'm through secuturity at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport waiting for my flight to Paris that will connect with my flight to New York. I had thought that my last day was going to be relaxing and quiet, but like every other day on this trip, it was fille...
I'm through secuturity at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport waiting for my flight to Paris that will connect with my flight to New York. I had thought that my last day was going to be relaxing and quiet, but like every othe...
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5th Grade Teacher / Head Teacher
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  • Wallenpaupack Area School District
    Head Teacher, 1998 - present
  • Sequoia Charter School
    Teacher, 1997 - 1998
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Newfoundland, PA
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Elmont, NY - Scranton, PA - Phoenix, AZ
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Be the Change You Want to See
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Teacher, Runner, Coach, Photographer, Travel Lover, Disney Geek, and 2012 PAEMST Recipient. Passionate about math that isn't calculation, assessment that isn't grading, Global Collaboration, Problem Based Learning, and improving education. EdTech Chat 'n Chew Podcast Team Member and Organizer of EdCamp NEPA. 
Twitter: @msoskil
Education
  • University of Scranton
    BS Elementary Education
  • University of Scranton
    MS Educational Administration K-12
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