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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

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Shakespeare Camp

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Classical Education

Character Matters for Kids

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests