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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

Teaching Blends

The History of Public Education

Classical Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method

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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Who Needs the Prom?

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors