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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

Narration Beats Tests

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to Win the Geography Bee

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Shakespeare Camp

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

The History of Public Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way