Shoulder Angels

Calvin College celebrates each year the graduating education students with a Teacher Commissioning Ceremony. This year Dr. David I Smith, director of graduate studies in education at the college, spoke with the graduates about some experiences from his teaching career that have influenced his teaching. He talks about “shoulder angels” he discovered among his students and how they influenced his decisions when designing instruction and thinking about classroom management. The graduates were left with some very thought provoking advice as they go out into their classrooms. Who are your “shoulder angels”? Watch this 20 minute inspirational talk: