George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Amigos School

Public, Urban
Grades K-8
Cambridge, MA
  • Literacy

    Developing Literacy Through Reading Buddies

    Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
  • Literacy

    Building Literacy Skills With Dramatic Play

    By acting out their own stories, young children develop a deeper understanding of character, setting, and language.
  • Critical Thinking

    Starting Critical Thinking and Collaboration Early

    Even the youngest students can collaborate productively to push each other’s learning through a protocol that introduces peer feedback.
  • Dual-Language Learning

    The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Space for Deeper Mathematics Learning

    When students have a chance to explore math in new ways, they develop better conceptual understanding.
  • Instructional Coaching

    Helping Teachers Grow Through Instructional Coaching

    Finding the resources to hire instructional coaches can be tough, but they can play an essential role in spreading great practices throughout a school.

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