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Supporting Non-Native Student's SEL Development



All students bring with them their own experiences that become part of the overall classroom culture. Non-native students often have additional challenges while exploring social-emotional curriculum. Through the analysis of language, culture, and personal experiences of your student population, cultivate a toolbox of instructional practices designed specifically to support the obstacles of non-native students.


Length of Workshop: 120 minutes

Essential Question:

What shift to my current Social-Emotional Curriculum is required to meet the needs of non-native students in my classroom?

Learning Objectives:

  • I will be able to adapt my current SEL strategies to support non-native students during lesson planning.
  • I will be able to identify specific needs and strategies based on my individual student’s experiences and background.
  • I will be able to include supports for students’ families in my curriculum on how best help them navigate the American education system and ensure student success.

Danielson Framework:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Classroom Environment
  3. Instruction
  4. Professional Responsibilities