Last week, as news of the President’s plan to address students today began to circulate, many Americans voiced support for, and concerns about, his planned speech. To be certain, this issue brought to the surface some of the deep political divisions in our country.
I’m sure the nightly news, the Internet, and tomorrow’s newspapers will be filled with stories about the broadcast, but I’m interested to hear, first-hand from educators, their perspectives on the address. For example, I’d like to know:
- How did you handle the broadcast of the President’s message in your school?
- What did you do after the broadcast? Did you prepare a lesson plan related to the broadcast? (Was this a “teachable moment” in your view?)
- How did students (and their parents) respond to the message?
- How did you view the message? Was it a welcome “pep talk” from the President… or an unwanted distraction?
Please post responses to these questions directly to this blog. Thank you.