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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

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

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Reason for Reading

Shakespeare Camp

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlotte Mason Method

I Was an Accelerated Child

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The Gift of a Mentor

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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University Model Schools

The History of Public Education

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