My fellow saxophone teachers will definitely get a kick out of this: At the end of the first page of high school All-Region Étude 1, there's a measure of triplets that are all articulated "tongue one, slur two."
One kid was having trouble with that
articulation this entire time, until a weird thought hit me: "Say
'tortilla' four times. Now play the measure while thinking that." The
kid nailed it!