I've been meaning to write a post about research or teaching, both of which have been really heating up since spring break, but I haven't found the time. But I saw this article by Ben Orlin this morning and thought it was worth sharing right away. Small spoiler:
Not understanding topology doesn’t make me stupid. It makes me bad at topology. That’s a difference worth remembering, whether you’re a math prodigy, a struggling student, or a teacher holding your students’ sense of self-worth in the palm of your hand. Failing at math ought to be like any failure, frustrating but ultimately instructive. In the end, I’m grateful for the experience. Just as therapists must undergo therapy as part of their training, no math teacher ought to set foot near human students until they’ve felt the sting of mathematical failure.