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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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

University Model Schools

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Start a Nature Notebook

Classical Education

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teach Your Children to Work

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

A Reason for Reading

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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Combining Work and Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Charlotte Mason Method