In regards to the role of the teacher, I find this quote very interesting:
“Fear is a learned response, and teachers must be careful not to discourage children from using their full range of abilities, creating overly anxious and fearful children.”
Safety is important but I totally agree that it sometimes limits the children potential in order to keep them safe…or even worst to keep us safe from the blame.
Source: Beginnings and Beyond. Gordon, Browne.