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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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Laptop Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Gift of a Mentor

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

The Charlotte Mason Method

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

Character Matters for Kids

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Reason for Reading

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

University Model Schools

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home