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Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Heather Thomson holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick. An active teacher, accompanist, and composer, she has sixteen years of private studio experience working with students of all ages and abilities. She is currently living in Truro, Nova Scotia where she is a busy homeschool mother of two young children.


Homeschooling Articles by Heather Thompson

Why Music? Studying music can change your life. Now, how does it do that?

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Organized Part 3

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Gift of a Mentor

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Narration Beats Tests

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Classical Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The History of Public Education