George Lucas Educational Foundation
Schools That Work
New Mexico School for the Arts
Santa Fe, NM
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
60-Second Strategy: Fishbowl Discussion
A discussion technique based on peer feedback helps students delve into complex texts and develop communication skills.
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.
Teaching Students How to Learn
Support seminars teach students the skills they need to succeed now—and in the future.
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?).
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.
Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts
Teach your students the recipe for success: taking risks, making mistakes, and integrating critical feedback.
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.
Learning Through Mistakes
For these arts students—for all students—learning comes from taking risks, making mistakes, and applying feedback.
4 Steps of Student Self-Assessment
A technique used at a school for the arts can foster independent learning in other subjects as well.