RULER is an evidence-based program to teach social-emotional learning to all ages with the goal of creating a healthier, more compassionate, innovative, and more equitable society. The RULER approach acknowledges the value and impact of emotions in everyday effectiveness.

Recognizing emotions in oneself and others

Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions

Labeling emotions with a robust vocabulary

Expressing emotions in accordance with cultural norms and social context

Regulating emotions with helpful strategies

The RULER program aims to help people of all ages to recognize emotions in a non-judgmental manner. If emotions are not desirable for a given situation, the RULER program aims to provide strategies to help people self-regulate and get back to a more desirable mood.