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SAT 11/4 | Dr. Richard Cash delivers Keynote at 2017 MCGT Conference

SAT 11/4 | Dr. Richard Cash delivers Keynote at 2017 MCGT Conference

cashDr. Richard Cash, Ed.D., ( will deliver the 2017 MCGT Conference keynote address on Saturday, NOV 4. Considered by many to be an exceptionally engaging, motivating, and enlightening presenter, his greatest passion is helping teachers recognize the various talents all children possess and create learning experiences to allow those talents to flourish.

2017 MCGT Conference Details

Date & Time | Saturday, 11/4 – 8:30am check-in, Conference sessions from 9:00 – 4:30pm
Place | Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN
Cost | $65 for members, $85 for non-members (pay member rate if you join with registration), $25 for second adult in the same family
Registration | 
Register online
Session Info | Preview youth conference programming; adult break-out session descriptions will be available in October

Conference youth programs for students in K-7 are filling quickly and available via pre-registration only. Choose a morning and an afternoon class led by experienced teachers. There are no facilities for children younger than kindergarten.

Students in grades 8-12 may register to attend adult sessions or sign up to volunteer in order to meet service hour goals – contact

Richard Cash Keynote | Self-Regulation for Gifted Learners: A Parent’s Role

Many people believe that students who are successful in school possess greater degrees of intelligence and ability, while those who are not successful possess less intelligence and ability. However, significant research on school and life performance suggests that what matters more than intelligence and ability is a set of qualities such as persistence, self-control, curiosity, self-confidence and determination. These qualities, generally referred to as self-regulation, have a substantial effect on how motivated, engaged and focused the learner is toward achieving meaningful goals. Dr. Cash offers useful and practical strategies to help children be better prepared for the complexities of the 21st century.

He also will facilitate a separate conference breakout session:

  • Conversation with Richard.  This informal open-ended session will allow participants to discuss related topics with the keynoter.

Read Richard Cash’s latest at FreeSpirit Publishing’s blog and at

Via his regular feature for FreeSpirit Publishing, Understanding Underachievement in Gifted Learners (AUG 2017) – Underachievers, often gifted or advanced learners, are sending us a message. Our job is to figure out what that message is. Underachievement is when students have a discrepancy between their potential (whether innate ability or talent) and their performance.Read more

Cash on Dealing with Boredom (MAY 2017) – There are three ways we can help students conquer their feelings of boredom: adjust, adapt, and advocate. – Read more