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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Debate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

Teaching Blends

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto