Re: high breakfalls?
I try to introduce high breakfalls as soon as possible, not necessary the first class but asap. Just build up to it in small steps.
Usually something like this: During warmup: basic back and side breakfalls. Then drilling the end position for a high breakfall. Then start doing forward rolls that end in the same position. Then breakfalls over a kneeling partner where the beginner can grab the partners dogi and control the speed of the fall followed by breakfalls from a standing position grabbing each others wrists.