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: Surviving Summer Boredom by Being CREATIVE

It never fails that right about this time in the summer, kids (and some adults) start to say, “I’m bored!” They’ve done all the camps, played all the games, and are starting to take the out-of-school time for granted. Well, … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: What’s So Different About Differentiation for the Gifted?

Now that “differentiation” has become a common term in the general lexicon of education, we need to differentiate the practice of differentiation. The idea of differentiation has a long history in general terms. In the 1930s, as the reach of … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Engaging in Tasks: Part Two

Click here to read Part 1 of this post. Last month, I shared the idea of how students get engaged in learning through a process that was theorized by Dr. Barry Zimmerman and his colleagues. In that post I gave … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: How to Engage Students in Learning, Part 1 (Plus, win a free book!)

Those of you who have followed my blog postings know I’m somewhat of a “self-regulation” nut. I stumbled upon the theory several years ago when I was working with high poverty schools. The well-meaning teachers I was working with were … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: Using Centers and Stations to Engage, Enrich, and Enhance (Plus, Win a Free Book!)

Recently, I’ve been working with many secondary schools on developing teachers’ capacity to differentiate for their students. Secondary teachers face a much more complex level of challenges when it comes to differentiation due to the number of students they see … Continue reading

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