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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

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Who Needs the Prom?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

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

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Character Matters for Kids

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math