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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

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Laptop Homeschool

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

Teach Your Children to Work

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teaching Blends

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

Getting Organized Part 3

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success