Meet Chad Timm!
Courses Taught at NCVPS:
I owned a CrossFit gym for the last 5 years before selling it to a friend.
I’ve been teaching 12 years, 9 of them online!
Experience as an Online Student:
Only professional development courses
Advice to Online Students:
Strive for consistency in your work habits. Often the biggest lesson learned in an online course is how to self-pace and manage one’s time.
To me, the internet represents work and productivity. I try to get my kicks out of doors and offline!
Gadgets and Things:
I do enjoy reading the news on my iPad, but I don’t know what I’d do without my iPhone anymore.
Goals this Year:
I’m trying to build better relationships with students through consistent communication. I like to know my students’ goals, heroes, college plans, and other interests and in turn share mine. I also would like to get an NCVPS-based trip to Italy to happen this summer! We need a couple more to sign up!
I do read on my iPad. I’m a sucker for fantasy/sci-fi and one of my favorites is the Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.
I love blues rock, like Led Zeppelin and the Black Keys, but I also love funk and soul, like James Brown and Charles Bradley. Through all of my European travels, I’m opening up to classical as well, such a Vivaldi.
The Big Lebowski.
I love to travel and surf. I’ve visited 32 countries and surfed in 7 of them!
The Future of Learning:
I see the changes in the process of learning happening rather slowly. The concept of online learning has been around for quite some time, and while I see it still having room for growth, I think the face-to-face model that’s been around since the beginning of human history will retain its primary role.
Advice to Online Teachers:
Form relationships with students and always stay positive.