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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

Popular Articles

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Who Needs the Prom?

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

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Bears in the House

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books