My name is Chad Filson and I am 30 years old. I have just returned to Old Dominion University this year to try to finish out my degree. I moved back down to Virginia beach from Mechanicsburg Pa this past year. While living in Pennsylvania I was working for Kinsley Construction building bridges while coaching wrestling at Central Dauphin East High School and then Red Land High School. I relocated down to Virginia Beach last august to take a job at Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake. I am the I.S.S. coordinator and head wrestling coach at Hickory. I am majoring in Health and P.E. and hope to teach at the middle or high school level. Some of my hobbies in skate boarding, surfing, wrestling and working out.
My personal philosophy of education is that first and foremost you must be able to establish a good repoir with the students. If you are not able to connect with the students and get them to feel comfortable and excited about what you are teaching then they are not going to learn. To be an effective teacher one must be able to present the material on a level that the children can understand and absorb. A good teacher is willing to step outside of their comfort zone to reach students who may not necessarily be your typical student. I also feel that a teacher should be able to stay current with technology and utilize it to their fullest capacity.