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Mr. Matthew Stephens:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Stephens, Matthew

2720 Jennifer Dr
West Plains, Missouri (MO)  65775
United States of America (US)

Workshop Presentations8th Annual 2013 Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo (2013, MO)
1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Rubrics? What are They, and How do I Use Them to Score Essays and Other Writing Compositions?
Learn how to create and/or use a rubric to score your student’s writing compositions.

How to Get Your Child to Write an Essay Without Complaining (Middle/High School)
This workshop provides you with an easy to use, step by step process for writing essays. Stephens will explore different ways to engage your child in writing essays without complaining.  Using four, easy to use methods, your child will be writing essays in no time!

How in the World do I Grade Written Compositions?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and frustrated trying to figure out HOW to grade your child’s written compositions? Grading paragraphs, narratives, personal letters, essays, or research paper, can truly be a challenge for parents. Thankfully, there ARE ways to make your life easier and more productive in this area. Matthew Stephens, former public school teacher and home school father of three, will equip you with easy ways to score those compositions that’s sure to relieve your frustration and provide accurate feedback for your student.

The Catastrophic Effects of Anger and the Hope in Humility in the Home
Do you often find yourself angry and yelling at your children? In this workshop, Stephens speaks about the detrimental effects of anger and the hope in humility. He addresses anger and humility from a Biblical perspective and provides hope for parents who struggle with maintaining harmony in the home. Stephens speaks from his hear t and shares personal experiences that relate to the topic


Matthew's Achievements
  • Founder and Author:  Essentials In Writing (company and curriculum)
  • Homeschooling father of three.
  • Former public school teacher.
  • Certified teacher with the state of Missouri
  • Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University
  • Master's degree in Elementary Administration with certification as a Principal
Stephens's Bio

A former public school teacher turned home school dad, Matthew Stephens is now the author and director of Essentials in Writing. A homeschooling father of three (and an adopted one on the way), Stephens enjoys speaking about issues related to writing. His seminars help “lighten the load” for parents dealing with reluctant writers and students who hate to write. Stephens’s time teaching in the classroom and creating curriculum as a public school teacher gave him experience that he has put to use in the homeschool market.

Stephens is a graduate of Missouri State University and William Woods University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with emphasis in Middle School and a Master of Education in Elementary Administration. Stephens is known by his students as expressive and funny. He and his lovely wife, Jenny, currently teach their three children at home in West Plains, Missouri.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Matthew Stephens 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.

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