Megan Fretz, 2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was one of more than 20 biology teachers who wrote about the following prompt as part of a national project: “What is the value of letting students struggle in class?” Meg’s piece—which focuses on teaching students to struggle and fail productively—was featured in the Answer Sheet, a Washington Post blog, on May 27, 2015. Read Meg’s writing.

Meg teaches biology at Horizon High School in Thornton, Colorado.