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Two decades of research has uncovered what many of us frequently observe in the world around us: Some people are better skilled at handling their emotions than others.

Now, hundreds of districts across the country are teaching students about their feelings in much of the same way they teach reading or math.

In Bellevue, teachers use an approach created at Yale known as RULER —┬áRecognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate. The idea is to train students to respond to their emotions in a constructive way so they are less likely to end up in the principal’s office.

What experiences have you had with social emotion learning? Do you think it should be taught in more classrooms? Weigh in using the form below.

A selection of responses will be published online at a later date.

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