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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Classical Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

Narration Beats Tests

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

AP Courses At Home

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

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

A Reason for Reading

Bears in the House

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Math

Start a Nature Notebook

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning