What is the Stoplight Approach?

The Stoplight Approach is a movement that raises awareness of how the brain works. We use the imagery of a stoplight to simplify the three main brain states to the colors Red, Yellow, and Green. These colors give people a common language, which enables them to identify and manage their emotions and understand those of others. These skills build emotional intelligence which is the foundation of healthy relationships and the key to success.


What We Do

The Stoplight Approach International's mandate is to work with teachers, parents, and students to distribute resources and provide training in the form of books, pamphlets, videos and seminars.

The Stoplight Approach International does not provide sponsorships or scholarships. Any person or persons, regardless of their current or previous connection with Stoplight, who makes claims or promises of sponsorships, scholarships, or any other form of financial support is operating without the authorization of The Stoplight Approach International.

Currently the main countries we operate in are: Uganda, Canada, and Greece. Learn more about what we do.






The Stoplight Approach not only provides practical strategies for teachers but, more importantly, it changes the way teachers interact with students, resulting in real change, better learning environments, and improved potential for learning.
— Dr. Corina Brown, Psychologist

Join the Movement

Hundreds of teachers and parents have adopted The Stoplight Approach.
And the numbers keep growing. Find out why.

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Before learning about The Stoplight Approach, I was instilling fear in the kids I taught. They used to think of me as a devil. Through Stoplight, I realized I had to build connections with my kids. Since then, I have seen their performance in my class improve dramatically.
— Stella Nakayega, Primary School Teacher
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The Stoplight Approach is a much needed resource which enables parents to self-reflect, apply concepts, and parent more effectively. I’ve found it be be valuable resource for small groups, workshops, and personal use.
— Andrea Foster, ECE, BTh, MEd, Mom of four, two of whom have developmental disabilities