Robert Eaker

Robert Eaker

Robert Eaker, EdD, is a professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University, where he also served as dean of the College of Education and interim vice president and provost.

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Robert Eaker

Robert Eaker, EdD, is a professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University, where he also served as dean of the College of Education and interim vice president and provost. Dr. Eaker is a former fellow with the National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development. He has written widely on the issues of effective teaching, effective schools, helping teachers use research findings, and high expectations for student achievement. He was cited by Phi Delta Kappan as one of the nation’s leaders in helping public school educators translate research into practice. Dr. Eaker was instrumental in the founding of the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame and was a regular contributor to the Effective Schools Research Abstracts series.

PLC at Work™

Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work™, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.

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Presentation titles by Robert Eaker

  • What It Means to Be a Professional Learning Community
  • Friday Night in America: A Commonsense Approach to Improving Student Achievement
  • Developing a Stretch Culture
  • A Focus on Learning: What Would It Look Like If We Really Meant It?
  • Aligning the Work of a Professional Learning Community: Central Office, Schools, and Teams

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—Julie Eastman, principal, Washington Elementary School, California