Services Summary

Robert L. Green, a noted writer on issues related to student achievement and school reform, is also a prominent education consultant with a significant history as a social justice advocate.

Consulting Services

He is a leading authority on the expectations factor on learning. The impact of expectations on student achievement is well-documented in educational psychology. Studies by Dr. Green and many other scholars have demonstrated that the expectations others have for us influence the way we view ourselves. Moreover, how we view ourselves affects our own expectations. In turn, our expectations have an impact on our performance. For decades, researchers have shown that teacher expectations have a major impact on student academic achievement. Robert L. Green & Associates has been expanding and applying research on expectations to improve student performance on behalf of clients nationwide. The organization has extended the research by producing research that has been applied to raise the standards and performance of school principals, parents and – of course – students. RLG’s staff and network of associates also provide a wide range of services to major institutions and public school districts nationwide, addressing other issues in education – the following among them:

  • Achievement gaps
  • Strategic communications
  • Professional development
  • Early childhood development
  • School reform, teacher incentives and compensation
  • School discipline
  • Policy research and development
  • The impact of nutrition and wellness on learning
  • The relationship between literacy and science, technology, engineering and math
  • Parental engagement
  • Community outreach
  • Institutional knowledge sharing

Recent Consulting Workshop/Training Topics

  • The impact of best classroom practices on student achievement
  • Communicating on the value of early childhood education
  • The early warning signs of future school dropouts
  • Overcoming challenges to student achievement – focus on high expectations
  • High expectations and culturally relevant practices
  • Homelessness, self-esteem and their impact on student achievement
  • Principal leadership – understanding and overcoming challenges to student achievement
  • The importance of teacher expectations and its impact on student achievement
  • The master teacher – providing leadership and improving student achievement
  • How teacher expectations and family background can influence student achievement
  • The impact of parental engagement on literacy
  • Family and Community Engagement: Outreach Strategies


Current and Recent National and Regional Clients:

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • The Council of the Great City Schools
  • Camelot Schools

Current and Recent Public School District Assignments

  • Clark County School District (metropolitan Las Vegas)
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Hamilton County School District (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
  • San Francisco Unified School District

Robert L. Green: Awards and Honors

  • 2009 Distinguished Psychologist Award from the Association of Black Psychologists
  • 2009 “Living Legends” Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University, 2004
  • Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Human Rights and Peace Initiatives, Morehouse College, 2002 July 2002-Present, Dean and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University (Dean, College of Urban Development, (MSU), October 26, 1973 – June 30, 1981)
  • Certificate of Honor, presented by the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, City of San Francisco, California, November 1997
  • 1977 Sister Mary Alona Award, presented by the University of San Francisco’s School of Education
  • Certification of Appreciation, awarded by National Association of Rights Workers, 1977
  • 1976 Human Relations Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change
  • 1974 Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism, awarded by Educational Press Association of America.
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society