Pennsylvania School District Uses True Colors to Manage Communication & Discipline Problems.
“The results of the True Colors program are a heightened level of sensitivity, awareness, and understanding of how personality and temperaments impact our reactions to student behavior.”
– Dr. Herron
After a tragic act of violence at the Red Lion Area School District in Pennsylvania ending in loss of life, the District formed a Security Committee to research and find strategies and on-going programs that would avert such incidents in the future.
They began looking for a program that would build more effective connections and communications between administrative staff, teachers, and students.
The intention was to improve and maintain high levels of attendance, improve student’s self-esteem and academic achievement, and build a positive climate on the high school campus and throughout the district.
The result of the Security Committee’s search was the introduction of the True Colors personality assessment and the presentation of interactive Basic Awareness Seminars, designed to facilitate communications, team-building, conflict resolution, and teaching/learning styles.
“The True Colors methodology is an easy-to-use program that has helped teachers and administrators to better understand and honor their own individual personalities and temperament,” explains Dr. Frank Herron, Assistant Superintendent for Red Lion Area School District. “Teachers could quickly grasp and understand the four personality types and temperament styles and carry that knowledge back into their classrooms. They were able to be proactive and could make more effective and collaborative connections with their students.”
An example of the positive feedback Dr. Herron receives from teachers: “I can easily identify the student’s gold, orange, blue and green personalities, which allows me to more easily engage that student.”
“In the classroom setting, I can quickly see when a student exhibits more of one color than another, and then I can talk more effectively to that temperament. The result creates an opportunity for a more open and productive communication between us.”
According to Dr. Herron, “The results of the True Colors program are a heightened level of sensitivity, awareness, and understanding of how personality and temperaments impact our reactions to student behavior. True Colors has helped communication on all levels.”