Re: Teaching the names of techniques.
Different strokes for different folks.
Because we have kyu specific classes (as well as open ones) we are able to work from a syllabus specific to that kyu grade.
We provide the 6th kyu syllabus with the welcome pack and ask the students to fill it in as part of preparation for their first grading.
The fill in a description to confirm understanding of the japanese, they make their own notes and also put in the dates when they practiced the techniques.
It seems to help but may not be so easy in a more traditional class where different grades train together.
If the instructor produces some form of lesson plan maybe a copy of this would help link the names to the actions?