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“ In 2011, only about 15 students were active “Bigs”, today more than 90 University students are mentoring 90 Dayton-area children each week to help them develop confidence, Improve academically and build better futures”(“Little Start, Big Impact” 1). Colleges all over the country are pairing up with local elementary schools to help the children that might be suffering from depression, loss of a family member, being bullied, or they just need a friend. In the couples program, partners or spouses are matched up with a “little”. “Couples in the program can enjoy low cost to no cost activities when they spend time with their little. Just being together is what the program is all about (“Needs Your Help” 2).
Teachers give students weeks, if not months to prepare for a major assignment. High school teachers also accommodate for tests or projects in other classes. When students get to University, they are assigned many major assignments at the same time in different courses and have very little time to complete them. Because of the Ontario School System, students are not prepared for the stresses of a University workload. The Ontario school system does not prepare students for the stress of not having a teachers support at all times.
Some teachers complain they have no time to integrate technology into their learning segments, while others admit to not knowing how. While there are numerous reasons why teachers are not using technology in the classroom, the reason most mentioned is the lack of sufficient training (Kingsley, 2007). The majority of schools now have computer labs as well as computers in each classroom. In addition, over 90 percent of all school has internet access. Nevertheless, 30 percent of the teachers in classroom state their students only use computers on... ... middle of paper ... ..., 2013, from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ717920 Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2005).