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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 Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

Laptop Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Critical Thinking and Logic

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Debate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?