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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

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Who Needs the Prom?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Debate

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

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Gift of a Mentor

A Reason for Reading

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Combining Work and Homeschool

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Character Matters for Kids

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

I Was an Accelerated Child

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors