I can see by the web traffic to Dewey21C, that people seem to like videos. So, I am really pleased to bring to you a name that is not all that well known in arts education circles: Nel Noddings.
If you want insight into the art of teaching, not to the tests, but teaching of actual human beings, and you also want to know more about what it means to care for your students as people, then Nel Noddings is just the ticket.
When one thinks of counter-narratives to the corporatization of education, Nel Noddings may simply be the best there is.
Ed Week: Teacher Tess in Testing Land, by Nel Noddings
Ed Week: Differentiate, Don’t Standardize, by Nel Noddings.
And to connect this just a bit more directly to arts education, in this case through Maxine Greene (yes, that radical trouble maker and “hijacker of art education”), I strongly recommend this book, for which Nel Noddings wrote the introduction:
has brought together the various pieces of Maxine Greene’s life in these
pages: Here are teachers, dancers, graphic artists, educational
philosophers, and others. No one in these pages is content with things
as they are; we have learned from life and from Maxine that there are
always unanswered questions.”
–From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Okay you video hounds, here’s Nel Noddings: