Hello, I am Kevin Forster. I enjoy playing soccer, coaching, tubing, seeing people succeed, and finding what gives their life real value. I am pursuing a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Grand Valley and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology that serves as my teachable minor. I plan to teach Mathematics at the High School level someday, but this Fall I am excited to be assistant teaching at a Charter school in Holland!
To help you get to know a few facts about me, pick out the lie in these three statements…
I have traveled to the Netherlands and Guatemala.
I enjoy eating calamari.
I have saved two penalty kicks in a soccer game before.
Comment at the bottom which you think is the lie!
I have recently began a new course at Grand Valley called Educational Technology in Education and I must admit that I do not have a vast amount of experience incorporating technology into a lesson plan. I have worked with the hour of code, and designed a lesson based on a video about exponential powers of 10, but that is really the extent of my experience in planning to use educational technology. Also, I have been able to practice using a smart board beneficially at the middle school level for a speed dating game to teach about inequalities.
The picture above displays my girlfriend of 18 months Moriah. She is very dear to me and my best friend.
One school I have thoroughly enjoyed working at was Creekside Middle School in Zeeland. I did some observations of Tara Maynard a leader in the #MichED community at the eighth grade algebra and geometry levels. I benefited greatly from seeing how a flipped classroom operates and learning lots about classroom management!
Overall, I have an exciting summer ahead! I am currently taking a mathematical modeling course alongside my educational technology class. I am excited to report more of my experiences in the days and months to come!