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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 AVCO Sequential Spelling

Popular Articles

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The History of Public Education

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

University Model Schools

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teach Your Children to Work

Character Matters for Kids

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

Who Needs the Prom?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method