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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The History of Public Education

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teach Your Children to Work

How to Win the Geography Bee

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 3

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Narration Beats Tests

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Math

Critical Thinking and Logic

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlotte Mason Method

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Shakespeare Camp

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Classical Education