Ed. D., Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vanderbilt University, 2008
M. Ed., Curriculum Technology-Integrated Instruction, Benedictine University, 2001
B. A., Elementary Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1996
About Jonathan Eckert
Dr. Eckert comes to Wheaton with twelve years of experience teaching and coaching intermediate and middle school students in Illinois and Tennesee. He was a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in 2008-2009. His research interests include teaching effectiveness, measures of that effectiveness, and the interaction of practitioners and policymakers in the service of student learning. The providential mandate to love and serve others drives his desire to place passionate, effective teachers in every classroom. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Eckert enjoys playing tennis and basketball; chasing after his three young children, Ben, Sarah, and Grace; and spending any remaining quiet moments with his wife, Carolyn.
- Curriculum Integration and Classroom Communication
- Theories and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School Language Arts
- General Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School
- Science for Elementary Teachers
- Methods Practicum
- Senior Seminar
- Student Teaching Supervision
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Educational Research Association
- National Staff Development Council
- Phi Delta Kappa
- Teaching Effectiveness
- Educator Compensation and Support
- Education Policy Impact on Practice
- Link to Informed Consent Form for Education grads
Papers Published and/or Presented
Berry, B. & Eckert, J. (2012). Creating teacher incentives for school excellence and equity. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved May 10, 2012 from http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/creating-teacher-incentives
Eckert, J. (2012, April 14). How labor management relationships advance reforms: Findings from 12 districts. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Eckert, J. (December 2011). Teachers and Faith. Phi Delta Kappan, 93(4), 20-23.
Eckert, J. (Ed.). (2011). Labor management relationships as a vehicle to advance reform: Findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s Labor Management Conference. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved June 15, 2011 from http://www.ed.gov/labor-management-collaboration/district-case-studies.
Eckert, J. (2011). Science education. Oxford Bibliographies Online. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Available at http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780199756810/obo-9780199756810-0036.xml
Eckert, J. (2010, November 10). Friends to teachers at the U.S. Department of Education? Education Week 30(11), 26-27.
Eckert, J. (2010). Performance-based compensation: Design and implementation at six teacher incentive fund sites. Santa Monica, CA: National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. White paper funded by The Gates Foundation and The Joyce Foundation ($44,000) presented on Senate-side of Capitol Hill for legislators and staffers. Available at http://www.joycefdn.org/content.cfm/performance-based-compensation?pagep=programs%2Deducation
Eckert, J. (2010, Spring). Compensation and collaboration: Comprehensively improving teaching effectiveness. Voices in Urban Education, 27, 24-34. Brown University: The Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Retrieved May 14, 2012 from http://www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/wp-content/pdf/VUE27_Eckert.pdf
Eckert, J. & Dabrowski, J. (2010, May). Should value-added measures be used for performance pay. Phi Delta Kappan (91)8, 88-92.
Eckert, J. (2009). More than widgets: TAP a systematic approach to increased teaching effectiveness. Santa Monica, CA: National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Retrieved May 14, 2012 from http://www.tapsystem.org/resources/resources.taf?page=ffo_rpts_eckert
Eckert, J. (2008, June). Trends in mathematics and science study: International accountability and implications for science instruction. Research in Comparative and International Education, 3(2), 202-210. Retrieved May 14, 2012 from http://www.wwwords.co.uk/rss/abstract.asp?j=rcie&aid=3286