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The RULER Approach

About This Resource

The Ruler Approach (RULER) brings together comprehensive professional development with student literacy-based, social– emotional learning, and skill-building elements to promote positive youth development. RULER is a multiyear program for kindergarten through eighth grade. Within the standard academic curriculum, RULER incorporates teachings on emotions and skill building through identifying and controlling those emotions within the learning environment.

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Cost Information: 

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Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • White
  • Community Type: 

  • Urban