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Communication and Writing Resources

Using Motivational Interviewing to Communicate with Students

Teachers and advisors who use motivational interviewing (MI) enhance their listening and problem-solving skills to become more effective communicators and create better rapport with students. MI has been shown as an effective method for creating dialogue, rapport and ultimately helping to motivate students. Following specific techniques and a methodological approach, motivational interviewing can help students move forward, see alternative paths toward their goal and take ownership.

Motivational Interviewing Thought & Action

WAC:  Writing Across the Curriculum