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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

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books