The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence
The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence are evidence-based tools designed to enhance the emotional intelligence of school leaders, teachers and staff, and students and their families.
RULER includes four primary tools:
- Mood Meter
Teams of school leaders have attend multi-day RULER training sessions and have in turn shared this training with the rest of their school staff.
The SPS Cabinet, Curriculum and Instruction department staff, representatives from community based organizations, Head Start and PreK staff have learned the 4 RULER “anchor tools” in order to promote system-wide emotional literacy training.
The belief is that teachers and administrators cannot train students to manage their feelings and emotions if they have not first practiced these skills themselves.
Social & Emotional Learning & RULER
A Seattle Public Schools Video (5:52 min)
City of Seattle's Seattle Channel Feature on RULER
You can read more on the Seattle.gov Take 21 Seattle Channel blog