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Larry Bailey

Larry Bailey


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Mr. Bailey, a technical risk consultant and a homeschooling father of four, earned his B.S. in Horticulture and M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Washington State University. A holder of the Competent Toastmaster certification, from Toastmasters International, he has more than six years experience coaching scientists, engineers, and secondary school students in public speaking and presentation skills. Among his other responsibilities, he helps recruit, retain, and recognize speech and debate volunteers for three homeschool debate clubs and one speech club within King County Washington. He also judges for the Urban Debate League in Seattle. Larry is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the non profit National Christian Forensics and Communication Association. He recently judged the elimination and final rounds for the Western Canada Parliamentary Debate Tournament at the University of British Columbia and for several West Coast college tournaments. You can reach him by email at riskman@speakeasy.net.


Homeschooling Articles by Larry Bailey

The Benefits of Debate Your children already know how to argue. Teach them to argue constructively

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Laptop Homeschool

Whole-Language Boondoggle

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Who Needs the Prom?

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The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

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Montessori Math

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Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Organized Part 3

Bears in the House

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teaching Blends

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

University Model Schools

The Gift of a Mentor

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Combining Work and Homeschool

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