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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

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

Bears in the House

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Laptop Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Classical Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Myth of the Teenager

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

The History of Public Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"