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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

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Classical Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Shakespeare Camp

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Start a Nature Notebook

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3