The RULER Approach is now a part of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, formerly Yale's Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory. Check back within the coming months for a brand new website.
How are you feeling? It’s not an idle question. Are you interested? Bored? Stressed? Enthusiastic? The idea that feelings matter – and matter a great deal in school – is the foundation of The RULER Approach.
The RULER Approach is an outgrowth of decades of research on emotional intelligence conducted by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. This research has proven that emotional skills are integral to personal, social, and academic success. Since 2005, hundreds of schools in the United States and abroad have adopted The RULER Approach to successfully integrate social and emotional learning.
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Center, The RULER Approach stands out not only because the programs are theoretically grounded and research-based, but because of its team of world-class educators, school administrators, and researchers.