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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

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Narration Beats Tests

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to Win the Geography Bee

Critical Thinking and Logic

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 3

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps