The Bud Hawthorne Revue, Volume 1: A Music Teacher's Lament

The Bud Hawthorne Revue Volume A Music Teacher s Lament These are the essays of music teacher Bud Hawthorne following his resignation from public school teaching In this short memoir of stories critiques and correspondences Bud struggles with his thou

  • Title: The Bud Hawthorne Revue, Volume 1: A Music Teacher's Lament
  • Author: Bud Hawthorne
  • ISBN: 9781310152153
  • Page: 398
  • Format: ebook
  • These are the essays of music teacher, Bud Hawthorne, following his resignation from public school teaching In this short memoir of stories, critiques, and correspondences, Bud struggles with his thoughts through the course of one last year teaching, and the resignation itself Divided on his decision to leave the classroom, he finds that the culture in these schools he hThese are the essays of music teacher, Bud Hawthorne, following his resignation from public school teaching In this short memoir of stories, critiques, and correspondences, Bud struggles with his thoughts through the course of one last year teaching, and the resignation itself Divided on his decision to leave the classroom, he finds that the culture in these schools he has been working for is not only oppressive to the occupation of teaching, but especially remiss with regard to the subject of elementary school music Giving himself an all too free range of expression, there are moments fit for a documentary about the art of classroom music instruction, and ramblings toward the darker side of influences such as Hunter S Thompson and William S Burroughs He pulls no punches, political or personal, while giving readers a closer look inside the education system than he himself was comfortable facing, thereby ruthlessly blowing doors off of offices, both local and statewide While the reader will find that Mr Hawthorne is an outspoken advocate for children, by no means is this a book meant to come anywhere near readers less than 18 years of age.

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    1. This work makes clear what a mechanical, cold, artificial education system can do to caring, idealistic and creative individuals. There are some wonderful phrasings Hawthorne uses to capture the emotional pain of his situation, “mechanical disrespect” and “toxified passion” were two that struck me as they capture perfectly his situation as he finds himself by degrees ignored, discarded and mistreated by authority as he’s suffocated by a “rubric of Irrelevance.”Frustration is palpab [...]

    2. Heartfelt and thought-provoking!Bud Hawthorne writes a poignant narrative of the frustrations and struggles of trying to be a teacher in the present day - but not just any teacher, one of the rare teachers who really cares about his students. Unfortunately, like many other caring teachers, he couldn't take the games or office politics that go along with the profession. I'm sure we all remember teachers like Bud, and even when I went to school, they were few and far between. They were special - a [...]

    3. This book is written by a music teacher who along with the help of his editor, gives you a look at his experiences of working at teaching one of the arts. This man clearly loves kids and music and begins his career with passion and enthusiasm.Over time the politics of the school drag him down when he gets no support while watching other teachers in what they refer to as the real subjects, get a lot more stuff for their classes. The author clearly found his class being referred to as one of the f [...]

    4. This book was, at times, thought provoking. I understood the frustrations of teaching today, especially those teaching the arts. It does seem like those programs are always first on the chopping block. I enjoyed reading about the different instances when this teacher interacted with his students and it pulled at my heart. The politics though, that probably comes with the territory I'm sad to say. It seems like the author would do well with private teaching/tutoring, as he wouldn't have to deal w [...]

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