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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

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

University Model Schools

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Debate

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teaching Blends

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors