Results and Costs

What RULER Costs and What It Achieves

A fourth-grade student says: “RULER can help you understand yourself better. If you have a lot of feelings on your chest, you can write them down during (program lessons) and revive yourself.”

A superintendent says: “To see students using words and communicating effectively in adversarial situations where they once used physical aggression and verbal abuse confirms that RULER has had a profound effect on children’s ability to self-regulate.”

A sixth-grade teacher says: “I constantly refer to the Mood Meter in class. I think it helps to humanize me for the students, and helps them to engage in healthy discussion and reflection about their feelings.”

A fifth-grade student says: “It’s a way for children to express their feelings without fear of being laughed at…you notice that other people have the same feelings as you…you see what other people have in common with you.”

Our trainings are blended – they include online course work, four days of training (across two years), and access to online resources and supports.

Training participants will:

  • Learn directly from researchers and trainers at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Learn to model emotional intelligence skills for students and with colleagues
  • Develop their skills and knowledge of emotional intelligence
  • Devise a plan for rolling out the RULER approach with their faculty/staff, students, and families.
  • Acquire materials and guidance to facilitate trainings at their schools
  • Network with other schools and districts

There are two phases of training that include the following:

Phase Training Name Delivery Method Cost
Phase 1 Anchors of Emotional Intelligence Institute (AEII) Online course on the foundation of emotional intelligence and 2-day in-person institute $6,000 per school for up to three participants. Additional participants can attend at a cost of $1,500 each.
Phase 2 Feeling Words Institute (FWI) 2-day in-person training $4,500 per school for up to three participants. Additional participants can attend at a cost of $1,000.

Event Cancellation Policy

Unless specifically stated on individual event materials, the deadline to receive a refund for an individual registration is thirty (30) days before the event.

You may substitute another person in place of cancelling. Please email as soon as possible with any substitution questions or requests.

Cancellations will be accepted in writing (email) only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will be issued by check.

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence reserves the right to cancel an event as a result of low enrollment, dangerous weather, or other circumstances that would make the event non-viable. If the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.



“The workshop confirmed my belief that emotional intelligence is just as important to academic and lifelong success as IQ.”

—School Leader, High School