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Mrs. Susan Allred:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Allred, Susan

Alabama (AL)  
United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?
Featured PresentationsCHEF Home School Convention and Curriculum Fair (2013, AL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Making Thinkers of Your Children
Want your children to become better thinkers? Problem solvers? Communicators? Come hear Susan Allred explain how to engage your children in conversations with open ended questions. Also hear how to stimulate problem solving skills. You can begin these strategies with all your children, regardless of their ages! Today, more than ever, your children need to develop these skills.

Simplifying Shakespeare
Overwhelmed at the prospect of teaching The Bard to your students? Come listen to former college English Instructor and homeschool mom, Susan Allred, show you how to make teaching Shakespeare simple! She will show you how to use movies, library books, and even toys to make understanding Shakespeare painless…. and fun!  Use these techniques for your highschooler and let the younger ones learn as well.

Teach Writing with Confidence
Doubting your ability to teach essay writing? Don’t be!! Susan Allred, former college English Instructor, will take YOU step by step through the writing process, so you will leave ready to teach even your reluctant writer with confidence!!

Exposing the Homeschool Myths
Are you feeling bogged down by the homeschool life? Do you feel as though everyone else "has it together" and you don't? Do you think everyone else's children are excelling while you think yours are drowning? Have you been homeschooling a long time and don't see the results you imagined when you began? Do you believe you have failed at homeschooling? If you can answer "yes" to any of these "myths", you need to come hear the truth from veteran homeschool mom, Susan Allred. She will encourage you with stories of her not-so-perfect homeschool and not-so-perfect  four children. Come enjoy an hour of encouragement and even some laughter!!

Susan's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother of 4 children, and has been homeschooling for 15 years.
  • Author: Beyond the Wall (novel based on true life for middle schoolers, with study guide)
  • Teaches Literature and Writing to homeschoolers, and has for 10 years.
  • Was an English Professor for 11 years
  • B.A. and an M.A. in English
Allred's Bio

Susan has been married to her husband Greg for 21 years, and they have four children ages 20, 9, 6 and 5. Her family is in its 15th year of homeschooling. Susan considers herself an eclectic/relaxed homeschooler. She enjoys the Charlotte Mason approach and holds the belief that when children read/are read to from excellent literature, they excel in many areas. Susan holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in English and taught English at Gadsden State Community College for 11 years. She has also taught literature and writing to homeschoolers in Etowah county for the last 10 years. Susan recently published a middle grade novel for children based on her father’s escape from East Germany titled Beyond the Wall. She also has written a study guide to go with it.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Susan Allred 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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