Social Emotional Learning
RULER is a social emotional learning (SEL) approach that is based on building community understanding around emotional intelligence and using four simple tools for helping teachers, staff, students, and families learn and practice SEL skills. The approach was developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, which is directed by Dr. Marc Brackett.
RULER is an acronym for the 5 key skills of emotional intelligence:
Recognizing emotions in ourselves and othersUnderstanding the causes and consequences of emotionsLabeling emotions accuratelyExpressing emotions in accordance with cultural norms and social contextRegulating emotions effectively
The RULER Approach at EA
Lower school students are using Morning Meeting time for RULER lessons each week.
Middle School Students are receiving RULER lessons through advisories.
Upper School students are receiving RULER lessons through advisories.
Resources For Parents
Emotion’s Matter Mindset:
Dr. Marc Brackett‘s blog post: There's No Such Thing as a Bad Emotion
Download Parent Tip Sheet
Dr. Marc Brackett's blog post: Emotions at Home: How Do We Want to Feel? (includes step-by-step guide to creating a family Charter)
Webinar from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence: How We Want to Feel at Home: Creating a Family Charter
The Mood Meter:
Dr. Marc Brackett’s blog: The Colors of Our Emotions
Mood Meter Posters: