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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

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

Laptop Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Narration Beats Tests

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to Win the Geography Bee