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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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Critical Thinking and Logic

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Character Matters for Kids

Phonics the Montessori Way

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

University Model Schools

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Who Needs the Prom?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Debate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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

Bears in the House