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This webinar was adapted from a workshop presentation given at the 2020 Annual Educators' Institute.

Struggling to make sense of math is a critical part of learning. Considering how teachers respond to the struggles of students is vital to continued engagement in math. How can teachers respond in ways that maintain and raise the cognitive demand of students who have learning disabilities (LDs)? How can teachers better navigate their pedagogical responses to students’ struggles by maintaining motivation and momentum in ways that support students to reason and reflect while problem-solving?

In this webinar, research will be shared on the types of productive struggles students most often experience. We will closely examine various instructional responses to students struggling in math and how to better meet the needs of students with LDs.

About the Presenter:

Portrait of Dr. Mary ReidDr. Mary Reid is an assistant professor of math education in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). With over 25 years of teaching experience, she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional leader, education officer at EQAO, vice-principal and principal. Mary teaches a variety of math courses to Master of Teaching candidates in the elementary division. She has published research in the areas of math content knowledge of elementary preservice teachers, math anxiety in the classroom, the gender gap in STEM, and building efficacy for math teaching.