Foster Dickson is an award-winning teacher whose experience includes working with high school students, middle-grade youth in a summer camp, incarcerated men, and college freshmen. Foster has taught creative writing at an arts magnet high school since 2003 and regularly engages his students in experiential learning projects involving community partnerships or events.  From 2009 through 2015, he coordinated education outreach efforts for the Alabama Book Festival, and in 2013, he attended the Alabama Education Association‘s Emerging Leaders training.

Top and recent posts about education:

“When my school burned . . .” from August 2018

“We actually kinda do agree, Alabama” from June 2018

“Field Trips to Nowhere” from April 2018

“The Three-Legged Stool” from March 2018

“Year 15” from August 2017

“Falling short” from February 2017

“Could close reading save the world?” from January 2017

“Teach.” from December 2016

“Grow up.” from December 2016

“Who suspends a pre-schooler?” from June 2016

“Apoplectic, or I am more than a number.” from June 2016

“Tiny Glimmers of Hope” from May 2016

“What Foxfire could have been— and still could be” from January 2016

“Video: Community Legacy Project” from November 2015

“An Even Dozen (Years in the Classroom)” from June 2015

“In the beginning, there was . . . gravel and sand.” from March 2015

You can also read Foster’s essay, “Writing is Activism,” included in NPR’s This I Believe project in 2007.

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