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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

Myth of the Teenager

University Model Schools

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Classical Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Benefits of Debate

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Gift of a Mentor

Character Matters for Kids

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

Combining Work and Homeschool