Today we switched our routine. I noted on the board the names of the students who had completed certain study guides so that they could act as peer teachers for students who were ready to have their work checked. This came from our discussion that the lecture methods is the least effective way to learn and teaching someone else is the best. It took a while for students to get efficient at working within this setup, but in the end it worked well.
Most students have now completed the second guide, and many have completed the third.
Enjoy the long weekend.