RULER Family Nights

RULER Family Nights

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Whittier plans to host several RULER Family Nights during the 2016-17 school year. RULER is the social-emotional approach to learning that we teach at Whittier, and we're eager to introduce families to the curriculum. 


RULER Family Night #2 Recap

Whittier hosted its second RULER family night on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

At this parents-only workshop, parents learned about the Mood Meter, a RULER anchor tool that can help children and adults strengthen their emotional intelligence. Emotions impact attention, memory, learning, decision-making, relationships, health and well-being.

The goal is to learn to recognize your feelings and the feelings of those in your family, and together create a positive emotional climate at home and school. 

To work on your skills at recognizing, understanding, and labeling emotions at home, download this Parent-Child Mood Meter Worksheet.

Watch a Video of the Event
If you couldn't attend the event — or if you need a refresher — we made a recording of the event. (Special thanks to videographer Troy Morison!)



RULER Family Night #1 Recap

Whittier hosted its first RULER family night on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:00pm-7:30pm; we talked about Charters.

Classrooms and Staff at Whittier all make Charters, the first of four RULER "pillars." Charters allow a class, or any group of people, to collaboratively define how they want to feel in their classrooms, what students can do to feel that way as a group, and what to do when problems arise.

picture of a Charter     families participated in our first RULER Family Night

In this Family Night, we taught families how to create a home charter. Principal Schweitzer led the training session, guiding each family in designing a Charter of their own. 

To work on a family charter at home, you may want to download these "Family Charter" handouts (6-page PDF). 

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