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Mr. Steve Clark:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Clark, Steve

Louisville, Kentucky (KY)  
United States of America (US)

VideoText Interactive, Attn: Steve Clark
P.O. Box 19761
Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)  46219
United States of America (US)

1-800-254-3272 x 119
Featured Presentations2011 CSTHEA Annual Education Expo & Homeschool Curriculum Fair (2011, TN)
2011 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2011, FL)
2009 SHEM Home Education Convention (2009, MO)
2008 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Soldotna (2008, AK)
2008 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Fairbanks (2008, AK)
2008 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Anchorage (2008, AK)
2008 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Juneau (2008, AK)
Workshop Presentations2011 27th Annual Home School Book Fair (2011, TX)
2009 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2009, GA)
2009 20th Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2009, IL)
2008 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2008, GA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Homeschooling Teenagers in Math? Let's Stop the Insanity!
Are you struggling with teaching math to your teenagers? Does the word algebra strike fear in your home? Join Steve Clark as he humorously explores the reasons that instruction can be difficult and then gets serious about WHY teenagers need higher level math. If you or your students have ever asked, "When are we ever going to use this Algebra stuff?", then this seminar is for you!

Teaching Life Skills: Are You Worried That Your Kids Won't Be Ready?
As homeschoolers, we worry about doing everything we can to be sure our kids are prepared for the future, both morally and scholastically! Many times, though, we forget about something called Life Skills. Will your students know how to make a resume, balance their budget, shop for a car, rent an apartment, buy a home, develop credit, file taxes, and more? Are you always worried about choosing the right mix of subjects and lessons? Join Steve Clark in this eye-opening seminar where you will develop a checklist of What Everyone Expects You to Know, But No One Ever Teaches You! We'll also look at the root cause for worrying, and develop a prescription for eliminating it!

Homeschooling Teenagers in Math: A No Tears Approach
Are you struggling with teaching math to your teenagers? Does the word “algebra” strike fear in your home? Join Steve Clark as he humorously explores the reasons that instruction can be difficult and then gets serious about WHY teenagers need higher level math. If you or your students have ever asked, “When are we going to use this Algebra stuff?,” then this seminar is for you!

Are You Struggling with Teaching How to Solve Equations? Let’s Learn the Right Way!
As your student leaves arithmetic and moves toward the world of “Pre-Algebra,” you will notice a dramatic increase in the focus on solving equations. Your student may say “I can just figure the answers in my head,” but if they don’t practice the correct techniques with the simplest equations, they will not be able to use those techniques to solve later equations! Make sure that you attend this seminar with Steve Clark, where you will learn all of the basic techniques for solving an equation correctly, and then see how valuable these techniques will be throughout the rest of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.

Are You Struggling with Teaching Word Problems? Let’s Learn the Right Way!

What happens when you begin to read, “A plane leaves New York at 10 AM moving at 550 mph. A second plane leaves Los Angeles ….” ? You know what’s coming next, right? That knot in your stomach begins to form as you realize you’re going to be asked to solve another one of those math “story problems.” In this entertaining and instructional workshop with Steve Clark, you will develop, and learn how to use, the five analysis questions that must be asked in order to solve story problems, whether in simple arithmetic or in Algebra. The correct answers to these questions are guaranteed to lead students to the equation they must solve in order to find the answer to the problem. You will be amazed when you find out that “Word Problems Just Don’t Have to be That Hard!”

Can a Person With YOUR Personality Really Be a Good Homeschooler?
For some strange reason, you’ve decided to homeschool your children. At the beginning you thought, “This will be great!” Now reality is settling in. You’ve lost your temper twice this week, one of the kids told you they want to go back to public school, and you can’t find the test papers that need grading. You’re thinking, “Maybe I just don’t have the right personality to homeschool my kids. The OTHER homeschoolers I know seem to do it so much better! What’s wrong with me?” Join Steve Clark in this fun seminar where you will discover your own personality type, and then examine how it determines your strengths and weaknesses as a homeschooler. This is a great seminar for both veteran and new homeschoolers!

Homeschooling Math Without a Plan: Are You Serious?
Let’s think back about how you made this decision to homeschool your kids. The kids were young, and you wanted to keep them close and teach them the right things. You said to yourself, “With a little help, I can do this!” The subjects were fairly easy to teach since you already knew how to read, write, add, and subtract, and it was somewhat easy to persuade the kids to go along with the idea. Now, the kids are getting close to high school. They say you will have to teach Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. They might as well have told you to teach Greek! Maybe you did take Algebra in high school, but that was a long time ago, and now you don’t know the difference between a polynomial and a slide rule. On top of that, the kids aren’t exactly excited about learning these subjects from a teacher who lacks confidence. So is it time to give up? Are you at the end of the road with this grand project that God laid on your heart? Join Steve Clark as he humorously explores the reasons that instruction can be difficult and then gets serious about WHY your students need math. If you or your students have ever asked, “When are we ever going to use this stuff?” then this seminar is for you!

Mystery Shopping for Homeschoolers: The Field Trip That Pays
You may have heard something about “mystery shopping,” but you probably don’t know what a perfect opportunity it is for homeschoolers. Not only can you eat and shop and travel for free; sometimes you even get paid to do it! Also, conducting the mystery shop is a great way to teach your children about good business practices, and filling out the shop report is great practice for your students in grammar, punctuation, and written composition. Don’t miss this eye-opening seminar where Steve Clark shares his personal experience and expertise about this unique way to get paid for having fun.

Ten Deadly Myths About Homeschooling Math

Most homeschoolers feel uneasy when planning math courses for their children. We learned our math a long time ago, or we learned it a different way, or maybe we learned it not at all! How can we know if the methods we are using will achieve the desired results in our students? In this seminar, Steve Clark exposes ten deadly myths about teaching math to our students, and counters those myths with solid, practical help for parents. You will also leave with a checklist of items that you can use to determine the best math course for your students. Don’t be surprised if Steve challenges some of our normal ways of thinking about math. For example, you might just find out that “Practice Makes Perfect!” doesn’t apply to math!

Algebra Alcatraz! A Workshop for Teens and Their Wardens ...[Oops! I Meant Parents!]

Does the thought of starting high school math make you think that you’ve just been sentenced to four years of Math Prison? Mom and Dad say that you should keep taking Math courses all through high school, but it just doesn’t seem to make sense. You’re spending hours every day on subjects like Algebra and Geometry, and many times Mom and Dad don’t even understand it themselves! If you’re not going to be an engineer, or work in some highly technical field, then how much math do you really need, anyway? Why not just break out of Algebra prison and study some practical subjects? If you’ve ever felt this way, you owe it to yourself to invest just 50 minutes to find out whether this Algebra stuff is right for you. (Oh, by the way, bring Mom or Dad with you to this seminar! They need answers, too!)

Is Homeschooling Algebra Hurting Your Relationship With Your Kids?
Does most of your homeschooling day go fairly well, but you bog down at math time? Why are your teens unable or unwilling to tackle and excel at high school math? Does your spouse think it should be easy, but you are having lots of trouble? Do you think it is YOUR fault, or the KID'S fault? In this session, Steve Clark explains what is going wrong and then he shows how to fix it! After he proves that Algebra just doesn't have to be that hard, you will walk away with a checklist that will transform your homeschool math sessions

The "3 C's" of Homeschooling: Developing a Well-Rounded Student

Teenage Math: What to Teach & How to Teach it!

Teaching Higher Level Math - The Why and How to Do It


Steve's Achievements

Founder and President: Homeschool Speakers and Vendors Association (HSVA)
Editor and producer: Life Skills for the Homeschooler Employed by: VideoText Interactive

Clark's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Steve Clark and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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