A Framework for Developing Emotional Intelligence

RULER — recognize, understand, label, express, regulate — is a framework for social-emotional learning developed by professors at Yale University. After attending training courses at Yale during the summer of 2017, our faculty and staff integrated RULER into the curriculum and adapted the framework to best serve our community.

The Four Anchors of Emotional Intelligence

RULER utilizes evidence-based tools designed to enhance the emotional intelligence of school leaders, teachers and staff, as well as students and their families. RULER includes four primary tools, called the Anchors of Emotional Intelligence. Each anchor, and the related lessons, are based on scientific research to develop individual social and emotional skills and build a strong, inclusive community.