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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

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The Benefits of Debate

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Shakespeare Camp

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

Combining Work and Homeschool

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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Myth of the Teenager

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