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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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Start a Nature Notebook

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

AP Courses At Home

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Math