At King Philip, we understand that emotions matter! This year, we are excited to be using RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that helps school communities integrate the practice of emotional intelligence into daily life, with our 6th graders.
Why do we care about social and emotional skills? Decades of research shows that emotional intelligence is essential to effective teaching and learning, sound decision making, physical and mental health, and success in school and beyond. Research also shows that when schools and homes partner to support children’s emotional development, children not only feel better, but they do better.
RULER teaches five key skills of emotional intelligence:
Recognizing emotions in one’s self and others.
Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions.
Labeling emotions accurately.
Expressing emotions appropriately.
Regulating emotions effectively.
We will integrate RULER skills into our academic curriculum and provide opportunities for students and all the key adults involved in their education – teachers, administrators, and family members – to learn, model and practice these skills.
Over the school year, we look forward to partnering with you and sharing more about this approach. Please keep an eye on the school calendar and newsletter for RULER resources and workshops in support of caregivers and families.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
- Why Do Emotions Matter? Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- Mood Meter Overview, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- Introduction to RULER and Emotional Intelligence Handout
- Anchor Tools Overview
- Building a Family Charter
- RULER Mood Meter Brochure
- Meta Moment Handout
- Blueprint Worksheet for Families