I have a habit of not saying anything a kid can say. So when students present a strategy, even if it is the ultimate strategy I wanted to present, I give the student credit. Here are a few examples of thoughts students have provided. We can it their strategy and refer to their suggestions often.
It has become such a habit, when a student stated her strategy for converting a large number from scientific notation to standard form she yelled, “Put my strategy up there, I want my own strategy!” And so I did.