So Greg Shahade has a whole lot of chess videos; I don't know if you've seen them, but the link is on your right at the top. Basically he's switching openings and feels that making an instructional video out of every single ICC game he plays will help him learn them. As black, he's playing everything Perelshteyn and Dzindzi recommend in Chess Openings for Black, Explained. And then he's playing his favorite English lines as white.
But in addition to disussing the openings, he explains the whole game, plus lots of colorful reflection on practical aspects of play: thinking methods, psychology, time management, style, etc.
So my big idea is to pick two of my students, one 900 and the other 1200, and tell them Greg is the greatest chess player ever and their secret teacher and they are to do and play everything like he does. I'll post a huge picture of him inside my classroom, a picture that dwarfs all the photos of Topalov, Kasparov, Polgar etc. And these two kids will have to watch one video of his every day, and see every video at least three times. Plus all the normal stuff: tactics, I go over their games, whatever else we do in chess club, except they get no regular kid openings, just what Greg shows.
And then I just sit back and watch their rating changes.
I'm starting this Monday morning, and I can already tell that even if the kids don't show any remarkable progress, tracking the experimental data is going to amuse me endlessly every single working day for the next six months.