You can write a perfect lesson plan with a careful balance of activities which cater for a wide variety of interests and abilities.
You can spend hours before class cutting fabric in colourways to please even the pickiest of pupils, gather zips, buttons, straps and buckles to account for every possible whim.
You can have scissors sharpened, threads stacked in rainbow rows, bobbins filled, needles, pins and tape measures at the ready. Every possibility planned for. Every pitfall already imagined. The perfect lesson about the get underway.
And then the power goes out. For 90 minutes. Really, but that’s taking ‘simplify’ just a little too far if you ask me. “Sir shoulda paid the power bill” qipped some wag.
Well, what would you have done?