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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

Shakespeare Camp

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Reason for Reading

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Laptop Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

Character Matters for Kids

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

Teaching Blends

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Bears in the House

Combining Work and Homeschool