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ERIC Number: EJ929969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Using Motivational Interviewing to Help Your Students
Sheldon, Lisa A.
Thought & Action, p153-158 Fall 2010
Motivational interviewing, which began as a counseling technique in addiction recovery, is a client-centered tool for making changes, increasing helpful behaviors and decreasing unhelpful behaviors. It relies on an individual's intrinsic motivation and interest in change, using a non-confrontational approach to frame goals in a practical, attainable fashion. Teachers who use motivational interviewing enhance their listening and problem-solving skills to become more effective communicators and as a result create better rapport with students. The essence of motivational interviewing is captured by the two acronyms OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summary statements) and FRAMES (feedback, responsibility, advice, menu, empathy, self-efficacy). Some specific examples of motivational interviewing are provided. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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