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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

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

The History of Public Education

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Reason for Reading