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 :)