Author Archives: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.

About Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.

Writes the "Cash in on Learning" post series for Free Spirit Publishing.

Cash in on Learning: Ignite Student Creativity!

In honor of African-American History month and some inspirational firsts, I am dedicating this blog post to igniting creativity in all students. There have been innumerable contributions by African-American men and women in science, literature, the arts, sports, and economics, … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Approaches to Working with Students from Poverty

I began my teaching career in St. Paul, Minnesota, at a magnet school for gifted students. My first thought about my first teaching assignment was that it would be one of the easiest jobs in the field. However, the diversity … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Homework and the Gifted Learner

Few topics in education can stir more conversation and controversy than that of homework. Typically, we consider homework any practice that is done outside of the school day or classroom. Most often, homework is practice of what was taught during … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Inexpensive Field Trips to Engage and Enrich Gifted Students

Now that the school year is well underway, you may be noticing that some of your brightest students are flying through the introductory information or reviews that are prominent in the early fall. In celebration of National Go on a … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Engaging and Authentic Learning through Essential Questions

This past April, I had the incredible honor of working with the Bureau of Education in Hong Kong to train teachers on depth and complexity. The Chinese government as a whole is moving toward great reform in how curriculum is … Continue reading

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