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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

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

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Narration Beats Tests

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education