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Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson is a 19-year teaching veteran. He became a teacher to honor his mother, who struggled to receive an education after being denied an education as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in an effort to better understand the school-to-prison pipeline. Robinson uses the whole child approach to education to help the students who are most vulnerable. His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth. Robinson uses the knowledge he has gained from his students to develop alternative programs to prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.

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All means all: Equity challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis

By Rodney Robinson, Ron Walker and Tricia McManus | May 28, 2020

This webinar focused on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels that all educators can use to reach students where they are, especially those who have been historically marginalized and empower them with the mindsets and skills necessary to experience success.

What teachers need to reach at-risk students

By Learning Forward and Rodney Robinson | August 1, 2019

Rodney Robinson, CCSSO teacher of the year, shares his insights and advice about how professional learning can support teachers of at-risk students.