Helen Snodgrass, 2010 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?” Her piece—which focuses on how she convinced her students that failure is a valuable step in the learning process—was featured in the Answer Sheet, a Washington Post blog, on May 20, 2015. Read Helen’s writing.

Helen teaches biology at YES Prep North Forest in Houston, Texas.