Motivational Interviewing in Schools

Motivational Interviewing in Schools
Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning
Elementary
Middle School
High School
6x9
Pages: 
222
ISBN: 
978-1-46252-727-4
Item Number:
8603
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Overview

The first teacher's guide to the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI), this pragmatic book shows how to use everyday interactions with students as powerful opportunities for change. MI comprises skills and strategies that can make brief conversations about any kind of behavioral, academic, or peer-related challenge more effective. Extensive sample dialogues bring to life the “dos and don'ts” of talking to K–12 students (and their parents) in ways that promote self-directed problem solving and personal growth. The authors include the distinguished codeveloper of MI plus two former classroom teachers. User-friendly features include learning exercises and reflection questions; additional helpful resources are available at the companion website. Written for teachers, the book will be recommended and/or used in teacher workshops by school psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

REVIEWS

“Every teacher is concerned about promoting positive motivation in students. This book shows exactly how to do so, not with the use of any special program but with everyday conversational interactions. MI begins with engagement, moves to focusing, evokes children's goals and aspirations, and guides them in planning for accomplishment. Students are not explicitly asked to change, but change they do, and this book is filled with tips, scripts, examples, and practical wisdom toward building teachers' expertise in this essential skill area.”

Maurice J. Elias, PhD, Director, Rutgers Social–Emotional and Character Development Lab, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

“MI is grounded in a core belief that people can arrive at solutions to their problems or challenges if someone asks them the right questions. This book gives educators the keys to help students grapple with complex issues and decisions. MI can help you have a much more positive influence than simply telling a student what to do or how to do it.”

—Chad H. Adams, MA, Principal, Roger C. Sullivan High School, Chicago Public Schools

Contents
I. Overview of Motivational Interviewing
1. Conversations about Change
2. What Is MI?
3. The Spirit and Style of MI
4. A Conversation Map: Four Processes
5. Core Skills
6. Evoking: The Heart of MI
7. Planning Changes
8. The MI Approach to Giving Information and Advice
II. In Practice
9. Behavior, Behavior, Behavior
10. Learning
11. Personal Growth
12. Working with Families
III. Focused Applications
13. Bullying
14. At-Risk Students: MI Integrated with Other Approaches
15. Dropout Prevention and Reengagement
16. Transition to Life after School
IV. Broader Horizons
17. Improving Your Knowledge and Skills
18. Integrating MI in Schools
References
Index
Component/Ancillary Items: 

Enhancing Academic Motivation

An Intervention Program for Young Adolescents
Enhancing Academic Motivation: An Intervention Program for Young Adolescents
Middle School
High School
8.5x11
Pages: 
164
Item Number:
6530
Price:$29.99

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Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Building Academic and Behavioral Success in Schools (cover)
Elementary
Middle School
High School
7x10
Pages: 
346
Item Number:
8599
Price:$35.00

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Practical Interventions for Struggling Teens
Self-Regulated Learning: Practical Interventions for Struggling Teens
Middle School
High School
8.5x11
Pages: 
186
Item Number:
6615
Price:$29.99