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Wow that was the worse lesson of my career

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Shadowboy Mon 15-May-17 20:51:20

And it was during an interview.
I need a tub of ice cream and some booze (I don't even drink)!!

Heirhelp Mon 15-May-17 20:52:23

Lucky escape from that school.

YoniFucker Mon 15-May-17 21:09:45

Oh no. Do you want to tell us about it? Or shall we just send gin?

sweetfig Mon 15-May-17 21:21:25

Sending hugs! What happened? Was it really that bad?

Shadowboy Mon 15-May-17 21:33:55

The lesson they set me was actually impossible (I only figured This out when I arrived, within 2 minutes of starting the lesson I could see the blank, bemused faces on the students)

teacher54321 Mon 15-May-17 21:34:58

Haha-we've all been there! What was the age group/topic?

Maudlinmaud Mon 15-May-17 21:36:38

grin been there.

GraceGrape Mon 15-May-17 21:38:15

Yup, I've had a diabolical interview lesson too. Don't worry, it will soon be a distant memory.

GreatWhites Mon 15-May-17 21:41:05

Lucky escape then. Go on, tell us the task.

ButTheBearSnoredOn Mon 15-May-17 21:42:29


Shadowboy Mon 15-May-17 21:47:33

Basically "The impacts of Global warming on the arctic" to a class who had never heard of the arctic or global warming. So I couldn't do the impacts bit as they couldn't get the effect of they hadn't learnt the cause.

Shadowboy Mon 15-May-17 21:49:10

Sorry for the typos - shattered after an awful and long day.

The school was also not welcoming- sat completely on my own with no contact from even the department for the entire 5 hours!

walruswhiskers Mon 15-May-17 21:57:31

Sounds like a very lucky escape - uninformed kids you can work with, miserable, unwelcoming colleagues you can't.

TwatteryFlowers Mon 15-May-17 22:14:41

It kind of sounds like they set you up to fail. Drink the alcohol, eat the ice-cream and try not to think about your near miss. Imagine actually having to work in such a cold, uninviting and unwelcoming place every day?

MadamePomfrey Mon 15-May-17 22:16:04

wine enjoy a glass and a lucky escape!

Shadowboy Mon 15-May-17 23:18:49

Thanks all!!

tethersend Mon 15-May-17 23:44:57

I once taught an interview lesson so bad, one of the Y9 girls in the class came up to me whilst I was teaching and asked if I needed any help grin

GraceGrape Tue 16-May-17 00:15:36

DH once taught an interview lesson where he used a chocolate bar as a prop. One of the kids nicked the chocolate bar and ate it during the lesson.

MooMooTheFirst Tue 16-May-17 00:20:38

I once did an interview lesson where one of the children stopped me halfway through and said 'excuse me but we don't understand, you should have done it this way'

To be fair, he was right too. This was a year three class blush

I also once taught an interview lesson based on different reactions between solids and liquids. Five children had to leave the classroom because of the hideous smell.


user1493630944 Tue 16-May-17 00:21:47

I hope 'worse' is a typo if you are a teacher.

Shadowboy Tue 16-May-17 13:35:37

Ha ha yes, it is indeed a typo. My fat fingers and my iPhone aren't the most effective combination at the best of times!

MrsGuyOfGisbo Tue 16-May-17 19:59:50

One of the kids nicked the chocolate bar and ate it during the lesson

QuackDuckQuack Tue 16-May-17 20:03:27

Was there an internal candidate? I have suspicions about setting an impossible task for an interview lesson and it's miserable to be dragged into an interview as one of the "6 they've shortlisted" only to meet the shoe-in internal candidate.

KickAssAngel Tue 16-May-17 20:08:30

My worst lessons (not for interview) are waaaay worse.

Like the one where a diabetic kid became non-responsive & I needed to try and bring her round, but the Year 9 boys took advantage of the distraction to run around on top of the tables.

OR when one set of kids staged a fight in the corridor, and while I was gone their mate broke open my solid wood desk drawer to see if I had anything worth stealing.

Or - the kid who tried to show off that he could punch a window without breaking it, but (of course) broke it and cut his hand open really badly.

Or the kid who drew pictures of what he thought I'd look like naked and put them in my desk drawer to surprise me.

Does it feel any better, yet, OP? See, it could have been so much worse.

Wolfiefan Tue 16-May-17 20:10:27

My worst lesson? The one where a kid brought a handgun in!
Jeez I don't miss teaching. grin

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