A little lunch time blogging from school…

For grades 7-12, the Department of Education suggests teachers prepare by excerpting quotes from Obama’s speeches on education for their students to contemplate — and ask as questions such as “Why does President Obama want to speak with us today? How will he inspire us? How will he challenge us?”

Activities suggested for after the speech include asking students “what resonated with you from President Obama’s speech? What lines/phrase do you remember?”

via Critics Decry Obama’s ‘Indoctrination’ Plan for Students – Political News – FOXNews.com.

How will he inspire us?

What resonated with you?

There is no problem with the President addressing students per se, but suggesting a lesson plan that asks how he will inspire us?  Or what “resonated” with you from his address?  That goes to the border of politicizing the event.  Even if you don’t think it’s politicizing the event, it is definitely narcissistic of the President and his team to ask how students will be inspired by his address.  Is this the model of behavior that we want our students to emulate?