Catapult Learning in the News
February 21st, 2013Catapult Learning Educator Spotlight: February 2013
Catapult Learning has long recognized that our teachers, coaches, specialized services professionals, and consultants are the foundation upon which our company stands. We literally wouldn’t be here without their tireless efforts to help struggling students succeed! We thank them for all that they do each and every day.
In May 2012, we introduced the Catapult Learning Educator Spotlight where we honored some of our most dedicated teachers and education professionals. They are our very own shining stars!
The Catapult Learning Educator Spotlight is now a monthly feature on our Catapult Corner Blog. The educators that are highlighted are nominated by their Catapult colleagues in recognition of the positive impact they have on children and schools throughout the country.
We are extremely excited to announce our honorees for February 2013!
Maggie Flood – Teacher – Chicago, IL
Mary Mleziva – Literacy First Consultant
Leilani Echezabal – Teacher – Miami, FL
Sr. Brigid Layden – Teacher - Milwaukee, WI
August 13th, 2012Back to School: The End of the Silly Season
In Washington, where I live, the summer months are often called the “silly season,” the time when logic flies out the window and the news media focus (more than they usually do) on the frivolous and the outrageous. During a presidential election year, the silly season becomes a time of alarmist rhetoric, full of dire warnings and exaggerated accusations. Candidates and their surrogates say horrendous things about their opponents. It would all qualify as silly if so many people weren’t willing to accept and believe the absolute worst about those with whom they disagree.
This is not just a political issue. In many aspects of our lives, we tend to favor information that confirms what we already believe or suspect to be true. This is called a confirmation bias, and it affects our ability to weigh new information objectively and make rational decisions based on data. There is an old saying [...]