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True Colors A Colorful Look at  Personality Types By: Lacey Morgan
<ul><li>Our personality greatly impacts the way we see our world…… </li></ul><ul><li>and the way we learn.  </li></ul><ul>...
True Colors of Learning <ul><li>What are the different learning types?  </li></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </...
Oranges <ul><li>Orange people want to do things now  </li></ul><ul><li>Active  </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy risks, adventure an...
Teaching Orange Students <ul><li>Design lessons that provide opportunities for physical involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Chan...
Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganized  </li></ul><ul><li>Unpr...
Golds <ul><li>Very responsible  </li></ul><ul><li>Respond well to approval  </li></ul><ul><li>Eager to please (rule follow...
Teaching Gold Students <ul><li>Most likely of all colors to like “traditional” teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>Mainta...
Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Moody, complaining, self pitying ind...
Greens <ul><li>Ask lots of questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the challenge of exploring open ended questions  </li></ul><...
Teaching Green Students <ul><li>Need lots of opportunities to experience success  </li></ul><ul><li>Need lots of intellect...
Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Withdraw when they have had enough <...
Blues <ul><li>In search of the meaning of life  </li></ul><ul><li>Loquacious  </li></ul><ul><li>Read early in life and enj...
Teaching Blue Students <ul><li>Blues need a learning environment that is rich with language, harmony, justice and physical...
Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to become withdrawn </li></ul><...
<ul><li>If students do not  learn the  way we teach…… Let us teach  the way they learn.    -Kenneth Dunn </li></ul>
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True Colors

  1. 1. True Colors A Colorful Look at Personality Types By: Lacey Morgan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our personality greatly impacts the way we see our world…… </li></ul><ul><li>and the way we learn. </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers, it is imperative that we be informed about our students learning styles. </li></ul>
  3. 3. True Colors of Learning <ul><li>What are the different learning types? </li></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Blue </li></ul>
  4. 4. Oranges <ul><li>Orange people want to do things now </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy risks, adventure and competition </li></ul><ul><li>Variety and spontaneity </li></ul><ul><li>Learn best by moving and doing </li></ul><ul><li>Solve problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans, craftsmen, painters, sculptors, dancers, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t like to plan ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Routines </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>book work </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty sitting still </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching Orange Students <ul><li>Design lessons that provide opportunities for physical involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Chances to take risks in a safe and structured environment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide cooperative learning situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Laid back supervision of adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Include games, dramatic presentations and role playing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganized </li></ul><ul><li>Unproductive </li></ul><ul><li>Purposefully break the rules </li></ul><ul><li>Boisterous and restless </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid situations by running from them or dropping out </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on </li></ul><ul><li>Spontaneous </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to use problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul>
  7. 7. Golds <ul><li>Very responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Respond well to approval </li></ul><ul><li>Eager to please (rule followers) </li></ul><ul><li>Flourish with routine and order </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Good study habits </li></ul><ul><li>Planners by nature </li></ul><ul><li>Most elementary level teachers are golds </li></ul><ul><li>Golds love the traditions of family events </li></ul><ul><li>Golds struggle with confusion and disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Will not do well with a teacher who is disorganized, disapproving, or vague </li></ul><ul><li>Do not like change because they long for stability and predictability </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teaching Gold Students <ul><li>Most likely of all colors to like “traditional” teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain routines </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of praise and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Use carefully sequenced activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures, note taking and drill and practice activities allow them to predict their own success </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Moody, complaining, self pitying individuals </li></ul><ul><li>They can suffer from fatigue and depression </li></ul><ul><li>They can become very rigid towards situations and prove to be very difficult to sway back on track </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Activities that include detailed, explicit directions </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition for doing the right thing and being on task </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and dependable situations </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul>
  10. 10. Greens <ul><li>Ask lots of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the challenge of exploring open ended questions </li></ul><ul><li>Precocious, high achievers </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to read early in </li></ul><ul><li>Inventors and collectors </li></ul><ul><li>Once they have mastered something, they need to move on </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle with social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fair well with physical punishment </li></ul><ul><li>See the details, but miss the big picture </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations must be very clear in the explanation or qualification of a given grade </li></ul><ul><li>Not understanding of others slow to master a concept or as willing to delve deeply into a topic </li></ul>
  11. 11. Teaching Green Students <ul><li>Need lots of opportunities to experience success </li></ul><ul><li>Need lots of intellectual stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on opportunities that allow for lots of exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Provide time for feed back </li></ul><ul><li>Allow an option of working independently </li></ul>
  12. 12. Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Withdraw when they have had enough </li></ul><ul><li>May refuse to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Become rude and make inappropriate comments about others </li></ul><ul><li>Very critical of themselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Act in a very insensitive and unforgiving manner </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Creative assignments that provide enough time to perfect the final project </li></ul><ul><li>Logic based problems and issues that can be debated </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blues <ul><li>In search of the meaning of life </li></ul><ul><li>Loquacious </li></ul><ul><li>Read early in life and enjoy the exposure to new words </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to be peace keepers </li></ul><ul><li>Social settings are a blue’s forte because they are often empathetic and pick up on subtle social cues </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy working in small groups to solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Want authentic experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Idolize their teachers </li></ul><ul><li>They long for self-actualization, but never quite feel fulfilled </li></ul><ul><li>Hypersensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Will not do well in a classroom if they feel their teacher ridicules them or does not appreciate them </li></ul><ul><li>They do not enjoy competition </li></ul><ul><li>Do not respond well to large group settings or too much stimulation. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Teaching Blue Students <ul><li>Blues need a learning environment that is rich with language, harmony, justice and physical closeness </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students to work cooperatively and use their imaginations </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction that is geared towards individual goals and high standards </li></ul>
  15. 15. Getting The Most From These Students <ul><li>Out of Steam Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to become withdrawn </li></ul><ul><li>Daydream </li></ul><ul><li>Attention getting behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Become stubborn </li></ul><ul><li>Depressed and cry over small issues </li></ul><ul><li>Hard time rebounding from injured egos </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic or expressive outlets, especially poetry and arts </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to show their unique talents and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing, supportive environment </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If students do not learn the way we teach…… Let us teach the way they learn. -Kenneth Dunn </li></ul>

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