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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

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

Narration Beats Tests

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Character Matters for Kids

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

University Model Schools

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 3

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps