Perhaps one of the dumbest things I’ve ever said to a group of students was, “The reason some of you struggle in math is because it’s hard for you.” I know. Not very profound. Sometimes my mouth gets ahead of my brain. The number of times I’ve said something stupid over the last fifteen years has probably happened more than I care to remember.
The same is true for dumb things I’ve done. At the top of this list is the time I once asked to smell a kid’s breath after he came back from the bathroom telling me he had thrown up. Well…he had.