Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role.
To "warm up" a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you've LEARNED.
The grotesque excesses of stardom in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ showed a truth captured by cameos: celebrities are best in small doses.
Billy Wilder's 1950 classic noir , 'Sunset Boulevard,' blurred boundaries between reality and fiction through casting. Recognizing cameos makes viewers feel we're part of the film’s story.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump laid bare his dystopic vision for America in his inaugural address that is now playing out in the United States.
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The cult of the personality surrounding Donald Trump is powerful and will be difficult to dislodge, whatever the outcome of the election in November.
In this June 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seems helpless and confused on how to manage the tensions between the United States and China after being caught in the conflict's crosshairs.
Women may delay leaving an abusive partner if they co-own a pet.
Canada must consider funding programs that allow abuse victims and survivors to bring their pets with them when they leave their partners.
People walk on the words ‘defund the police’ that was painted in bright yellow letters in downtown Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2020. The death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked worldwide protests against police brutality.
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To use body cameras effectively, police need to be guided by law, not policy.
An adult male western rattlesnake soaking up some sun after emerging from hibernation.
At current rates, the rattlesnake population in British Columbia could be severely depleted by 2060.
Solar films could turn windows into powerful solar panels.
New lightweight, efficient and ultra-thin solar technologies show promise, but it may be too soon to abandon conventional solar photovoltaics.
Workplace-related suicide can have several different motivations. The recent shooting at a Molson Coors plant in Milwaukee may have been fuelled by racism against the perpetrator.
People who take their own lives as a career response have different motives at different stages of their careers. This could help us understand the recent Molson Coors shooting in Milwaukee.
Kevin Vickers, former House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms, receives the Star of Courage at Rideau Hall from Gov. Gen. David Johnston in February 2016 to pay tribute to security services members who responded to the 2014 shooting on Parliament Hill. Vickers was lauded as a hero.
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We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
PFAS are a class of about 5,000 compounds found in firefighting foam, flame retardants and non-stick cookware.
Researchers continue to find PFAS-contaminated sites and waterways. Perhaps it is time to consider wider bans on these persistent chemicals.
Vancouver has become a money-laundering haven. Can a public inquiry find solutions?
A public inquiry into money laundering underway in British Columbia holds out hope for reform, but the problems run deep.
Elon Musk, PDG de Tesla, debout devant son Cybertruck aux vitres endommagées dans le studio de design de Tesla à Hawthorne en Californie, en novembre 2019.
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Il ne fait aucun doute que le Cybertruck de Tesla sera confronté à une vive concurrence sur le marché des camionnettes électriques. Mais il comporte plusieurs avantages.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif.
(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
Canada can benefit enormously from trade with China. That’s why Justin Trudeau’s government should work to lead a China strategy among western nations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Justin Trudeau's government should assemble a strong, non-partisan China team led by the West to build a uniquely Canadian Asia strategy, with China at its core.
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election in Dartmouth, N.S. The Greens and the NDP need to work together to ensure they do better than just propping up Liberal minorities.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The progressive left should not content itself with being a junior partner in Liberal minority governments. In the next election, they should seek to propose a principled, realistic alternative.
A new edition of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, shown here in 1994, includes a foreword by controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson.
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Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan B. Peterson to write the forward to an abridged edition of 'The Gulag Archipelago?'
The number of Māori and Pasifika students is growing, but they do not see themselves represented among the people who teach them.
New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
An artist’s rendering of the proposed new Calgary event centre.
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Have the people of Calgary had a meaningful say on the deal for a new event centre? And who's really benefiting?