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Ruler Program

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER


The RULER Approach, Developed by researchers at Yale University, is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program dedicated to enriching the lives of educators, students and families.

RULER  is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. The RULER approach increases his students’ emotional intelligence, social skills and academic performance. The classroom Charter, the Mood Meter, The Meta-Moment, and the Blueprint are four tools used in each class to help students regulate their emotions, in order to be successful in school. Additionally, each grade level has an SEL block of time to support lessons for social-emotional development through Ruler’s curriculum.