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Interview with Robert Lawrence, January 4, 2013

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:17 - Becoming a music teacher

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Partial Transcript: Why did you become a music teacher....

Segment Synopsis: Lawrence talks about his decision to become a music teacher, which derived from his musical experience in middle and high school. Lawrence describes his first day on the job as a band director. Lawrence reflects on his love of his career as a music teacher.

Keywords: middle school; music

00:06:46 - Teaching advice

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Partial Transcript: When you look back, what advice...

Segment Synopsis: Lawrence reflects on advice he would have given himself as a new teacher and describes his training experience. Lawrence talks about some of the challenges he faces as a teacher.

Keywords: challenges; recruiting; teaching

00:14:00 - Challenges in teaching / Reasons behind teaching

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Partial Transcript: The other challenge is...

Segment Synopsis: Lawrence talks about the challenges in communication between the teachers and the student's parents. Lawrence shares the reason behind his resilience and retained interest in music education. Lawrence explains the causes of burnout in many music teachers.

Keywords: challenges; communication; teaching

00:21:17 - Inspiring students

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Partial Transcript: Is there a student that has...

Segment Synopsis: Lawrence talks about two students who have served as inspiration to him.

Keywords: inspiration