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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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Who Needs the Prom?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

AP Courses At Home

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teaching Blends

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

I Was an Accelerated Child

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Character Matters for Kids

Bears in the House

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