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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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Classical Education

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Gift of a Mentor

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

Narration Beats Tests

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teach Your Children to Work