Saturday, September 15, 2007

What Color are You?

First things first: if you haven't yet voted for One Night in Boston in the "Best Ebook of the Summer" contest, head on over. I'm currently in 4th place, but the polls are open for another week, so spread the word!


One of the first lessons I do with my students each year is True Colors. They take a little self-evaluation to determine what color they are, and then we spend a lot of time talking about how that affects the way they approach things, the relationships they develop, etc. It's pretty cool and they always love it. (You can take your own quiz here. Go ahead, find out...)

Well, yesterday the class had a quiz, and their bonus question was to tell me what color they think I am, and why.

I gotta tell you, for 16 and 17 year olds, and considering they've known me one week, they're pretty insightful. This was my favorite response: "You are green most of all, because you are passionate about what you teach and you want us to be passionate about it too. You're not a full-fledged gold, but you are organized and always know what you're doing. You're blue too because you care about our futures, and you're orange because you can talk about "Lost" in the middle of class."

Didn't know I was quite so transparent :)


Marianne Arkins said...

I'm a gold...

You're a reliable organizer who can be counted on to implement other people’s ideas and get the job done. You are extremely organized, detail oriented, and self-disciplined. You are the maintainers of society who are best at following through and implementing what others create. You make sure that every 'T' is crossed and every 'I' is dotted. You are self-motivated and usually prefer to be behind the scenes keeping things running smoothly.

You love to serve others by helping them take responsibility and be accountable for their actions. For this reason you are attracted to roles such as manager, elementary school teacher, and police officer, but the list is far greater in the book.

OMG... most of this is spot on. Scary!


Dru said...

Very interesting quiz. My color is gold and I wonder how did it know those things about me?

Allie Boniface said...

I know, isn't it weird and a little freaky? My kids always get a kick out of it.

Mel said...

I'm blue and I have to say it's dead-on.

And I want to thank you for the comment you left me. I really, really, needed that. So thanks again and cyber hugs.

Diane Craver said...

I'm blue. I'm going to vote for your book - hope you win!

I saw your comment at my blog - I grew up outside of Findlay.