When Does "Safety" Prevent Learning?

It started off as a unique learning experience for a class of fifth graders at Alpine Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. After receiving a request from the fifth grade teachers for any parents who worked in the medical field to come in and speak to the classes, Ana Williams - a certified nurse midwife and parent of a student in the class - suggested to the teacher that she could discuss placentas and even bring in a donated human placenta to enrich the class's study on the human body and circulation. ...more
As a qualified teacher and former educational researcher, I would argue that a school has a ...more