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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

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Character Matters for Kids

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate