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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

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

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

University Model Schools

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Who Needs the Prom?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home