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.