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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

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 3

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Narration Beats Tests

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

Classical Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education