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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

Teach Your Children to Work

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Narration Beats Tests

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way