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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Combining Work and Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Math

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 3

Character Matters for Kids

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

University Model Schools