teaching job interviews get you to teach a lesson and I wasn't given any detail on the brief of the year group I'd be teaching, their ability or context for the play, just a line of "email x for group context". I did not email X because it was the weekend and I do not expect people especially teachers to work on the weekend. So I had no context going in and pitched it way too high for the year 8 class I was given, when I was expecting a year 9 or 10. It went really badly and they didn't get it at all.
and I'm sad because this is going to keep happening the longer I'm out of the classroom :(