Gold Teacher Green Teacher Orange Teacher Blue Teacher

Gold Student
Student and teacher
maintain great
rapport. Student appreciates
the structure and
organization provided by
the teacher. Gold student
responds to the logical and
clearly defined factual style
of presentation by Gold
Green teacher may not
always meet the needs of
Gold student.
Independent thinking of
the teacher may not be
appreciated by the Gold
student. Gold student
may have difficulty in
grasping material unless
it is presented in
concrete ways.
Possibly a problematic
combination. Gold
student prefers structure
and organization while
Orange teacher prefers
spontaneity and
excitement in the
classroom. Gold
student strives for
perfection and enjoys
being validated for neat
and accurate work.
Gold student responds
to Blue teacher if a
regular and
predictable schedule
is maintained. Gold
student will follow the
rules but may not
exhibit the creativity
the Blue teacher is
looking for.
Green Student
This combination works
only if Green student is
interested in the subject
matter and is given freedom
to explore ideas. Unlike the
Gold teacher, the Green
student is oblivious to
rules. Student needs to
understand that the rules are
logical and necessary.
Green student maintains
great rapport and
cooperation with Green
teachers. Student
appreciates the
stimulating and creative
classroom environment.
Green student needs to
be attracted to the
subject matter in order
to respond well to the
environment. Unlike
Orange teacher, Green
student values ideas and
concepts above
immediate action.
Green student
responds well to the
classroom atmosphere
of the Blue teacher as
long as subject matter
and curiosity are
reinforced. Unlike
Blue teacher, Green
student is less
concerned about the
feelings of others and
will express opinions
regardless of their
effects on others.
Orange Student
Gold teacher demands order
and appropriate behavior
while Orange student needs
spontaneity, fun and quick
action. Orange student may
react with rebellion or
hostility when placed in a
Gold classroom atmosphere.
Green teacher's
classroom has
atmosphere of
independence and
freedom of thought.
Permits Orange students
to express their needs
and establish their own
styles. Green teacher can
be perceived as too
theoretical by Orange
student creating the
impression that the
teacher is out of touch.
Orange student
appreciates the
atmosphere and
freedom of the Orange
classroom. Responds
favorably to hands-on
approach to learning.
Both work together to
complete tasks on hand.
Blue teacher has
empathy for needs of
the Orange
student. Orange
student may require
more hands-on
activities, games, etc.
than are scheduled by
the teacher.
Blue Student
Blue student follows the
rules of Gold teacher as
long as they are fair and
there is personal
consideration. Blue student
cooperates when it is felt
that Gold teacher cares for
student individuality.
Blue student responds to
Green classroom
atmosphere as long as it
is personally relevant
and stimulating to a
imagination. Unlike the
Green teacher, Blue
student values feelings
and interpersonal
communication above
ideas and concepts.
Combination works
well if Orange teacher
allows Blue student to
be creative and show
concern. Student may
have difficulty making
quick decisions and
could have trouble
tasks. Orange teacher's
direct mode of criticism
may not be appreciated.
Blue teacher and Blue
student have a great
level of rapport. Blue
student appreciates
fairness, sensitivity
and personal concern
expressed by Blue
teacher. Blue
atmosphere of
creativity and social
interaction is
appreciated by Blue
Gold Green Orange Blue
Characteristics -Respects authority,
rules, policies and
-Steady, faithful,
dependable, prepared
and efficient.
-Remembers the
traditions that work.
Values family.
-Work comes before
play. Practical,
systematic, orderly.
-Identifies with groups.
Strives for a sense of
-Thorough, sensible,
punctual, conventional,
-A right way to do
everything. Stick-to-
-Evaluates actions as
right or wrong.
-Stable, organized,
punctual, helpful.
-Looks forward and
sees impact of actions
taken now.
-Explores all facets
before deciding.
Checks for accuracy.
-Careful planner,
systematic, enlivened
by work
-Status quo buster,
designer of change,
-Systematic, logical,
theoretical, self-
-Often not in the
mainstream, persistent,
inquisitive, impartial,
improvement oriented
-"Just do it!" action
-Quick-witted, charming,
-Playful, injects fun into
-Lives in the here and
now, risk taker, creative
-Enjoys diversity,
variety, competition
-Multi-tasker, cheerful,
energetic, bold
-Quick thinking and
acting, takes charge
-High visibility
performer, accepts
-Enjoys problem solving,
-Performs well under
pressure, resilient
-Sensitive to the needs of
-Sincere, expresses
-Cooperative, collaborative,
-Caring, team builder and
-People person, engages
-Artistic, inspirational,
-Inclusive, mediator,
-Idealistic, intuitive,
romantic, loyal
-Seeks unity and harmony,
Teacher -Your classroom is
organized with
structured routines.
consistent classroom
-Good students are the
building blocks of the
future. You feel
responsible for their
-Organize learning in
step-by-step format.
-You are most
proficient when you
are free to develop the
competence and
intelligence of your
-You create new
procedures reflecting
advances in
technology and
-You enjoy giving
students new insights
and knowledge
gathered from your
-Use cause and effect
approach to develop
the reasoning ability of
-Give students
information that is useful
-See direct results by
using hands-on methods
as opposed to theoretical
-Classroom is dynamic
and exciting by using an
unpredictable approach.
-Direction is dramatic
and spontaneous.
-Provide a variety of
action experiences.
Teaching style is
dynamic and unplanned.
-Nurturing and supporting the
growth of your students.
-Compassion for others
makes it a joy to work with
-Best teaching is when there
is a rapport with the students.
-Use imagination as a
teaching tool.
-Students are involved in the
learning process.
-Best using individualized
-Operate a democratic
Student -Work best when
course content is
structured and clearly
-Foundations should be
presented first before
the abstract ideas and
concepts are
-Work best with rules
and directions.
Thrives on routine and
orderliness--is punctual
and dependable.
-Work best
independently when
exposed to the driving
force or overall theory
behind the subject.
-New ideas and
concepts arouse their
curiosity and they
enjoy interpreting
them before adding
them to accumulated
-Logical, theoretical,
Learn best
-Perform well in
competition, especially
when there is a lot of
-They enjoy games,
hands-on activities, fun
and excitement.
-Put learned information
to immediate use.
-Best when applying
skills learned in school to
the real world.
Likes to be on stage--
-Work best in an open,
interactive atmosphere.
-Thrive in a humanistic,
people-oriented environment.
-Want the teacher to value
them as persons, and respect
their feelings.
-Verbal and good with
languages, imaginative and
-Social--work best in group
Sensitive to rejection and
conflict with teachers.