Building Blocks EI Development Program

Established in 2013, Aristotle-EI programs are designed to help students improve emotional intelligence competencies in classroom lessons.  Tailored to a range of developmental stages, the Aristotle-EI programs are based on a decade of research examining EI in Australian schools and across the globe.

Building blocks


Year Level:
Grade 4 (Australia)

Number of lessons:

Lesson Duration:
30 – 60 minutes

Teacher Manual:

Teacher resources: Yes (emotion cards, vocabulary list, media, books)

Student resources:
Yes (worksheets)

Teacher training:
Yes. (6 hours) Every Aristotle-EI program comes with extensive teacher training  to ensure you get the best from the materials.

Ongoing support:
Yes. We partner schools to implement programs and provide continue support and assistance.

Student Emotional Intelligence Assessment:
Yes. Click here to find out more about EI assessment in this age group.



Students are led through a series of fun activities, building from basic concepts to the more complex. Each are designed to help establish a common language for emotional intelligence within the participating class groups.

The Building Blocks Development program includes interactive art and drama based activities, self-reflection and group work  to expand student’s knowledge and vocabulary of emotions, while continuing to build on strategies for emotion regulation. The use of memorable characters further provides students with engaging opportunities to develop emotional intelligence competencies.

EI Characters

(Images developed by Churchie School)

overview of the program


We have worked with many schools in the primary and secondary school sectors around the world, all with unique students, long term objectives and capacities in which to get there. We would be happy to share our experience with you to help find the most suitable way for your school to move forward in utilising EI assessments and/or programs.

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