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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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

Shakespeare Camp

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

University Model Schools

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 3

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool