The Emotional Teaching Rating Scale (EMOTERS) project was developed by Drs. Drs. Katherine Zinsser, Timothy Curby, and Rachel Gordon as the first major effort to create an observational measure of emotion teaching practices that support children’s emotion learning. The project is federally funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Goal 5 measurement grant.
Since 2016, our team has worked to identify emotion teaching practices within classrooms based on research, existing measures, and state policies. Based on the identified emotion teaching practices, our team developed EMOTERS and tested the measure based on existing classroom videos. The current goal of this project is to conduct field tests to establish validity and refine the measure.