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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

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Reason for Reading

Bears in the House

Teach Your Children to Work

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Character Matters for Kids

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way