A few weeks ago Doug and I attended an app creation workshop. The first thing the instructor handed out was a little duck to every participant. The idea is wicked simple and the impact it can make is immense. If you had a question during the session, you were to first verbally ask the duck.
The big idea is to talk your problem out. Most of the time you end up solving it on your own, it is a way of processing your own thinking.
I know you have seen this a million times already. A student has a question. They ask you and that light comes across their face, they suddenly realize how to answer their own question.
Know any people who could benefit from a duck?