Test Prep and a Rubber Duck

I always embed study strategies and skills into my ELL Reading and Writing courses.

One of the best ways to consolidate reviewing for tests etc. is to explain the material to a younger person.  Well, thanks to Daniel Pink, I upgraded this strategy.  After listening to his PInkcast on how talking to a simple bath toy can help you solve problems; I rushed out to buy miniature rubber ducks.

In class we viewed the Pinkcast and discussed the benefits of thinking aloud to a duck when there are no younger siblings around.  I then handed out the bath toys.

Needless to say we all had to listen to the Rubber Duck Symphony for a few minutes before moving on with the lesson.

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