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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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The History of Public Education

Who Needs the Prom?

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Laptop Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Classical Education

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

I Was an Accelerated Child

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Math

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method