Seriously. I like to tell my students lies. Hey, hey hey, before you start judging me, you gotta know it’s not a big deal (or “n.b.d.” as I would say in real life). This is because a) I’m not lying about anything important and b) I’m pretty sure they know I’m lying since I obnoxiously giggle to myself as I do it.
Here are some lies I have told my students:
- I’m 12 years old.
- Math majors are the most popular people on college campuses.
- The reason we keep the symbol for pi in the final answer is because using a Greek symbol makes people think you’re smart.
- I grew four inches overnight.*
- In college, “studying hard” is equally as cool as “partying hard”.
- My friends call me “Miss Hewitt”.
- I made up the word “apothem”. (Look it up)
- Tutors can only wave to students by moving our hand side to side, but we can’t do the wave where you flap your fingers up and down, because it looks creepy.**
- I actually gave them this list.
Also, I tell them this, but it’s NOT a lie (although I will have some dissenters): “Math is fun”.
*I was wearing my new wedge heels, and the little Sherlock Holmes-es pointed out multiple times that I looked taller.
**I got tired of telling them we can’t give them high-fives because “we can’t touch students” (it just sounds gross), so I just told them we have a lot of rules to test our obedience to rules.
Anyways, I got to get back to my current read:
Because I found out that I’ll never be able to afford to “just” move to Rome.
What are you currently reading? And/or do you ever lie to kids?