Thurgood Marshall Elementary



We are a RULER school

What is RULER?

RULER is a research-based program created by Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. RULER is used to help students, families, and educators build emotional capacity. RULER is an acronym used to remember the different aspects of emotional intelligence.

RULER stands for:

Recognizing emotions in self and others

Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions

Labeling emotions accurately

Expressing emotions appropriately

Regulating emotions effectively

Why do we use it at school?

Research has shown many benefits of the RULER curriculum including:

  • Students using RULER have better academic performance
  • RULER increases emotional intelligence and social skills
  • Decreases anxiety and depression
  • Improves school climate
  • Students using RULER are less likely to bully other students
  • Students using RULER have better leadership skills and attention
  • Teachers have better relationships with students, less burnout, better relationships with administrators, and are more positive about teaching

Learn more about RULER and how to use RULER tools at home with your child and family.