The purpose of this study was to examine elementary general music teachers’ experiences and perspectives with classroom management within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants consisted of five practicing elementary general music teachers in Southern California who participated in three individual interviews, one focus group, and two classroom observations during the fall of 2022. I analyzed data through axial coding (Creswell, 2012), yielding four themes: positive classroom management, social and emotional learning, support from classroom teachers and administrators, and challenges. The findings of this study highlighted participants’ positive perceptions of classroom management, the importance of building relationships, students’ social and emotional struggles, and unique challenges the participants faced in their role as elementary general music teachers.
"Classroom Management and Student Behavior After the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from Five Elementary General Music Teachers,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 44, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol44/iss1/4