Schools lay the groundwork for cognitive development, especially in academic areas. But what about emotional development? Proficiency in dealing with emotions is also important for leading a successful life. Yet little effort has been made in school to teach children how to manage their feelings.
With the introduction of RULER, this may not be the case for much longer. More and more schools around the U.S. are implementing this program aimed at teaching students—and teachers—to ‘Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate’ emotions.