Classroom Management in KS3 Music
Ideas for effective classroom management specifically aimed at musical activities.
There are four main reasons why behaviour problems arise in music lessons:
- Students have not yet learned the required discipline, or are not in the right frame of mind
- Fear of failure
- They don’t know what they are supposed to do
- They are bored
In music, we give our students all sorts of exciting bits of equipment to use and make sounds with, so it is no wonder that sometimes behaviour management seems more difficult than in other subjects.
Added to this, you may have students’ perceived notion that music is unimportant or irrelevant, although I very much hope that your students are already aware of the benefits of music education and are highly appreciative of what you do for them.