Feeling Words

How often do students need to share how they feel but can’t find the right words?

When the right words are not available, communication breaks down. Students’ feelings become confused, suppressed, or even displaced onto others. Feeling words introduced in RULER student learning units empower students and teachers to describe the full range of human emotions. Developmentally appropriate lessons are mapped directly onto the core curriculum and align with the Common Core State Standards. Students hone their emotional intelligence skills, enhance their writing and critical thinking skills, and develop the creativity, empathy, and advanced perspective-taking abilities they need to build mutually supportive relationships and make healthy decisions.


“I became comfortable to share my personal stories in class only after RULER. When I learned the feeling words, I realized my classmates experience the same feelings as me.”

—7th Grade Student