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Talking to Change
Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 48: MI in Schools, with Andrew Williams, NPQH
December 6, 2021

Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes.

Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 48: MI in Schools, with Andrew Williams, NPQH

In this episode, Glenn and Sebastian talk to educator Andrew Williams, NPQH, about the use of motivational interviewing in school settings. Topics covered include developing a culture in schools that supports quality relationships, putting community over compliance, the implementation of culture change in schools and how it leads to improvements in behavior and learning, how restorative approaches blend with MI and a more inclusive school culture, why affirmations are more helpful than praise, and how teachers’ use of MI processes and skills facilitates good learning.