Music, Elementary Aged Students, Physical Education, Classroom Management
Classroom management is an important aspect for a K-12 teacher in any content area. The same applies in physical education (PE). In PE there are large spaces, students are moving, and in many cases, equipment (basketballs, rackets, hula hoops, etc.) is involved. Thus, making PE a unique challenge in regard to classroom management for PE teachers. One tool an elementary PE teacher can use for classroom management is music. For this study, one school administrator, 19 elementary-aged students and one PE teacher were interviewed to better understand their perspectives of music as a management tool in elementary PE. Findings indicate that students prefer music as a management tool, then the PE teacher using a whistle or loud voice.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barney, David C. and Prusak, Keven A., "Music as a Management Tool in Elementary Physical Education: A Qualitative Investigation" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4259.
David O. McKay School of Education
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