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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 AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Who Needs the Prom?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Shakespeare Camp

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success