George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

New Mexico School for the Arts

Charter, Suburban
Grades 9-12
Santa Fe, NM
  • Communication Skills

    60-Second Strategy: Fishbowl Discussion

    A discussion technique based on peer feedback helps students delve into complex texts and develop communication skills.
  • Advisory

    Support Seminars: How to Prepare Students for High School and Beyond

    Learn how New Mexico School for the Arts structures, schedules, and staffs daily support seminars to make their students college and career ready.
  • Advisory

    Teaching Students How to Learn

    Support seminars teach students the skills they need to succeed now—and in the future.
  • Arts Integration

    Creativity and Academics: The Power of an Arts Education

    Increased self-confidence and self-understanding, enhanced communication skills, and improved cognition are among the many reasons for teaching the arts.
    Neil Swapp
  • Growth Mindset

    Learning Through Mistakes

    For these arts students—for all students—learning comes from taking risks, making mistakes, and applying feedback.
  • Assessment

    7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

    Learn to access the right data: the why (why do your students not get it?) and the how (how can you reteach content to stick?).
  • Critical Thinking

    4 Steps of Student Self-Assessment

    A technique used at a school for the arts can foster independent learning in other subjects as well.
  • Growth Mindset

    Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

    Teach your students the recipe for success: taking risks, making mistakes, and integrating critical feedback.
  • Critical Thinking

    Mastering Self-Assessment: Deepening Independent Learning Through the Arts

    Develop your students' ability to self-assess by showing them examples of mastery, equipping them with technical vocabulary, and providing them with opportunities to practice peer critique.