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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

Teaching Blends

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 3

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!