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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

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Critical Thinking and Logic

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The History of Public Education

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way