How RULER Works

Overview of RULER Rollout 

RULER begins with staff personal and professional learning, continues with classroom instruction and family engagement, and becomes embedded seamlessly into policies and practices school-wide. RULER integration into a school or district includes 3 main components:

Anchors of Emotional Intelligence Training: A small team, including one school administrator and at least two educators or mental health professionals from the school, attend a two-day training workshop led by a team from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The interactive training covers the RULER skills and Anchor tools of emotional intelligence. Trainings are held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut throughout the year. Regional trainings also are offered if 25 or more schools within a district or region show interest in adopting RULER.

RULER Implementation Coaching: A RULER Coach works remotely with the team of administrators and educators who attend the Anchors of Emotional Intelligence Training (the “RULER Implementation Team” at each school) to model Anchor tools, debrief the RULER implementation process, and provide overall guidance and support.

RULER Online Resources: All faculty and staff from each RULER-trained school have access to online resources, including videos, staff courses, activity guides, sample student lessons, and other resources to support the seamless integration of RULER into staff development, classroom instruction, family engagement, and policies and practices school-wide.

Make RULER An Integral and Enduring Part of Your School or District

RULER is a Self-Perpetuating Program
With the help of RULER coaches, sample timelines, and implementation self-assessments and checklists, RULER principles and tools are embedded into school and district policies and practices, including mission statements, curricula, staff/faculty professional development, school improvement plans, discipline policies, and behavioral support plans.

RULER Becomes an Enduring Part of Your School’s Culture
By including all staff, faculty, administrators, students, and families, RULER becomes a normal part of everyday life at your school, not an add-on that is likely to fade away with time.

RULER Provides Ongoing Support 
RULER coaches offer feedback tailored to your school’s needs.

All faculty and staff from each RULER-trained school will have access to online resources including videos, staff courses, activity guides, sample student lessons, and other resources to support the seamless integration of RULER into staff development, classroom instruction, and family engagement.

Please visit our RULER Events page or email rulertraining@yale.edu to find out about trainings at Yale. Regional trainings also are offered if 25 or more schools within a district or region show interest in adopting RULER. You may contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of bringing a RULER training to your district or region.

 

Testimonial

“I absolutely see it just as much a personal training as a professional training. As a school leader I think so many of the RULER tools are strategies that are going to help me think about my own strengths and how to capitalize on those strengths and help me name the areas that are harder for me.”

—Elementary School Principal


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