​Emotional Intelligence


What is RULER?

           RULER is a program developed by the Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University.  RULER utilizes a variety of tools, including class charters, a visual mood meter, the "meta-moment" and blueprints to teach emotional intelligence to students of all grade levels. See below to learn more about these tools, and to see how we're using them at Mountain View.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

      Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability to detect, label, and manage emotions in self and others, and to use these emotions effectively in making decisions and accomplishing goals. 
      Popularized by Daniel Goleman's book "Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More than IQ", emotional intelligence has taken center-stage as an important life skill that can lead to success in relationships, academic and athletic endeavors, and career pursuits. 
     As part of a district-wide initiative, Mountain View Elementary has dedicated itself to cultivating emotional intelligence in our students as part of their regular classroom curriculum.  Administrators and teachers have been taking part in workshops and book-studies to increase their own understanding of the subject, and communications have gone home to parents to invite them to join in on the conversation on emotional intelligence.