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During the 2019 Annual Conference, James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University, sat down with 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney A. Robinson to discuss his experience as a three-time National Fellow. Describing his participation in the Yale National Initiative, Robinson said, "It really made me who I am. There were three times I considered leaving education: 2011, 2014, and 2018. Each time I came up here to the seminar and I got rejuvenated, reenergized to stay in the classroom and to stay focused and to keep doing the work. But each time I saw a need within my students and coming up here allowed for me to fulfill that need. The best thing about it is that my kids are using the lessons."
Robinson also advocated the establishment of a Teachers Institute for Richmond, Virginia.
National Teacher of the Year Addresses Conference
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Number 16 of the periodical On Common Ground
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