checks back in with Mrs. Siobhan Badeaux and the RULER program. RULER is "an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence." RULER has been assisting our students all year on how to cope with their emotions.
"We have made it through three different phases [of the RULER program] of the four," says Dr. Bo. "We've made it through the classroom charter, the mood meter and through the metamoment. Next year, we will tackle the blueprint, which is long-term planning and really thinking through your emotions and how they affect your whole life. The RULER program has been part of the whole school climate - it is our commitment to creating a positive social climate at our school. It will continue into next year and we will pick up right where we left off to help students understand that they can regulate their emotions and have a positive impact on themselves, their family and the world."
For Mrs. Badeaux, RULER allows students to have a "say" in building the right environment in their classroom for both themselves and the teacher. She has already started blueprints with the students she meets weekly. She also advises parents to "keep the language going" this summer and utilize the mood meter (pictured below) when they can. RULER creates an emotional structure of success for all involved!