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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

University Model Schools

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Laptop Homeschool

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Debate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers