Okay, so it's Labor Day, and I thought maybe a labor of love would be appropriate, this time emphasizing my theory and method of learning, Transformative Learning, of which I write in UNLOCK THE GENIUS WITHIN (Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2015) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY13D2Q. The key to my approach to transformative learning is empowering the learner through curiosity and discovery, so I was particularly pleased to read "To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'" - https://www.npr.org/641256596 where the basic concept is presented from yet another viewpoint. I strongly support learning over teaching. It makes for a whole new construct in education that is particularly "meaningful" over the lifetime of the learner, and allows the learner to "grow" as an individual. I don't, however, espouse "giving a toddler the car keys." There is a difference between empowering learning and empowering acting on what is learned. The latter requires some maturity and balance, both of which "come online" in the mid to late teens, and then, should be exercised with caution in the presence of a mentor rather than peers. 

So, yes, it's Labor Day, so how about a moment of learning as labor of love? :-)