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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Shakespeare Camp

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

Classical Education

Who Needs the Prom?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

I Was an Accelerated Child

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3