Mary James

Mary James lives in Bastrop County, Texas, where she home educates her eight children. They have been homeschooling since 1989 and expect to be homeschooling for many years to come. In 1999, Mary co-founded an organization called Smoothing the Way, which seeks to satisfy the needs of new home educators during their first year of homeschooling. Currently, Mary serves on the Texas Home School Coalition Board of Directors and continues her popular speaking ministry at several homeschool conferences each year. In her workshops, Mary draws not only from her personal experience as a homeschooling mom, but also from her many years of working with those families new to this lifestyle. Much of what she presents will also encourage home education parents who have been at it a while, but just need some review and encouragement. Speaking from her heart with warmth and humor, she encourages her listeners to face the often daunting task of educating their children at home.

In: 2010 Conference - Rochester
Fri, 04/16/2010
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Answering the call to home educate means a shift in lifestyle that affects your job as a mother. Learn about shuffling responsibilities, scheduling your time, and taking care of yourself. Discover your teaching style and learn how that affects your... More
In: 2010 Conference - Rochester
Fri, 04/16/2010
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Exploring the educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason, an extraordinary 19th century educator, will give you ideas to inspire your young children and build a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
In: 2010 Conference - Rochester
Fri, 04/16/2010
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Exposing your young child to excellent literature is key to your success as a homeschooler. Learn why to read aloud, what to read, and how to read so that you instill in your child a love of literature.
POPS: Show and Tell [Audio Product]
In: 2010 Conference - Rochester
Fri, 04/16/2010
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
The 2 Rs of teaching preschoolers are Relationship and Readiness. Hear practical ideas for strengthening your relationship with your child as well as building academic readiness in key subject areas: reading, math, and writing.
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Thu, 04/14/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
This workshop will help you begin those first steps in home educating and set realistic goals for yourself and your children. Home education is not an educational choice; it is a lifestyle of learning! Discuss common mistakes, burnout, and changes... More
Organizing Your School Time [Audio Product]
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Thu, 04/14/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Many home educators have the vision to homeschool, but just don’t know where to start. This practical workshop will you help you look at the natural rhythm of your family and know how to establish a school schedule accordingly. Mary will... More
Understanding Your Child [Audio Product]
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Thu, 04/14/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
What is your child’s learning style? What is a learning modality? How can knowing your child’s love language help you to be a better teacher? Developing a better understanding of how your child is designed will help you to establish a... More
Which Way Do I Go? [Audio Product]
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Thu, 04/14/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Learn about the most popular methodologies (textbook, living books, unit studies, classical, and unschooling) and gain a close-up look at the homeschool publishers which carry these methodologies. (Many of these publishers will be in our conference... More
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Fri, 04/15/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
Exposing your young child to excellent literature is key to your success as a homeschooler. Learn why to read aloud, what to read, and how to read so that you instill in your child a love of literature.
POPS: Show and Tell [Audio Product]
In: 2011 Conference - Duluth
Fri, 04/15/2011
Price: $3.50 (MP3 Download)
The two Rs of teaching preschoolers are relationship and readiness. Hear practical ideas for strengthening your relationship with your child as well as building academic readiness in key subject areas: reading, math, and writing.