Back for more action today! We worked on our Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and True Color Personality today. Thanks to Sarah at Everybody is a Genius and Sarah at Math Equals Love for sharing their ideas and links on the topic. I took the surveys and summaries and condensed them into a little booklet (three front and back pages folded in half). We worked through it today and I was fascinated to learn a couple of things:
1. My Math 8 class (on grade level) is composed of exactly half auditory learners. Before I did the survey I suspected that more of my advanced students would be auditory learners since that's what teachers fall back on when they're being lazy. Wrong! Fully 1/2 and 2/3 of my two advanced classes are kinesthetic learners.
2. 20/28 and 19/29 students in my advanced groups are orange when it comes to the true colors personality. Yikes! Teachers are generally gold (very organized and planned). I'm green (scientific) but gold is a very close second. Oranges tend to be spontaneous, risk takers who enjoy a lot of action. I'll be busy keeping these classes engaged and out of trouble this year!
Here's a picture of my booklet. :)