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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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

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

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

Classical Education

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Debate

AP Courses At Home

Teach Your Children to Work

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook