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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

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

Who Needs the Prom?

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Teaching Blends

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Myth of the Teenager

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Narration Beats Tests

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

AP Courses At Home

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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How to Win the Geography Bee

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