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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 AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Bears in the House

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Phonics the Montessori Way

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AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

University Model Schools

Classical Education

Laptop Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Math

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

The History of Public Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry