Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management

Designed for educators who work with school staff to improve behavior management at the classroom level, this book focuses on helping K-12 teachers increase their use of classroom management strategies that work. The book addresses motivational aspects of coaching teachers that are essential, yet often overlooked.


228 pp., including 38 pp. reproducible forms, checklist questions, and intervention planning forms (large-size format and lay-flat binding)
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
  • Keith Herman
  • Wendy Reinke
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Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management: The Classroom Check-Up addresses motivational aspects of coaching teachers that are essential, yet often overlooked.

Highly accessible and user-friendly, this book is a step-by-step model for:

  • Assessing teachers’ organizational, instructional, and behavior management practices
  • Helping teachers develop a menu of intervention options
  • Overcoming obstacles to change

Throughout the book, you will find easy-to-learn motivational interviewing techniques. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes more than 20 reproducible forms, checklists, and templates.

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick, Ph.D., is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada. Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways. As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and promoting Positive Behavior Support in schools.

  • Keith Herman

    Keith C. Herman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri and codirector of the Missouri Prevention Center. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)), an international group of motivational interviewing (MI) experts. Dr. Herman presents nationally and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Much of his work focuses on applying MI in working with teachers and families to promote effective environments for children.

  • Wendy Reinke

    Wendy M. Reinke, PhD., is a prevention fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a school psychologist with expertise in classroom management and teacher consultation. She developed the Classroom Check-Up, an assessment-based teacher consultation model. Dr. Reinke has presented nationally and published numerous peer-reviewed articles.