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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

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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

The Charlotte Mason Method

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

Narration Beats Tests

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Math

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids