Bellevue schools teach emotional smarts to help boost academic success

Many schools across the Bellevue, Washington school district have integrated social-emotional learning curricula into their daily lesson plans. Using a program called RULER (Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate Emotions) developed by Yale researchers, teachers have seen decreasing suspension rates. Most notably, teachers have noticed promising results across schools, with students at predominantly low income schools responding similarly to those at high income schools.

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