Some of the learning/teaching theories may be proved right by neurology or by observable classroom practise. In one class on child development theory there were students from other courses. One young women remarked to me, "This is the first subject I have ever taken that was about me." In all the years she had attended school and university, this was the only course that touched her real life. We need to tread softly because lives depend on what we believe and how we apply those theories. Mindful teaching is the way.