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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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 3

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

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

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

The Gift of a Mentor

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

University Model Schools

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy