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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

Teaching Blends

University Model Schools

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Narration Beats Tests

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Character Matters for Kids

How to Win the Geography Bee

Combining Work and Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Shakespeare Camp

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman