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The Debbie Cluff Show is Helping Parents and Teachers in the NCLB crunch

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nited States of America (Press Release) May 26, 2008 — May 18, 2008- Pasadena, California- “The Debbie Cluff Show”, which gives power to parents by helping them find the missing link in their child’s education, streams only on Planetary Streams, http://www.planetarystreams.com, is proud to announce there support to both parents and educators in helping to achieve the NCLB proficiency goals.

The Center on Education Policy released the following statement in which, school districts are going to “make nearly impossible improvements in student’s performance to reach the federal law’s target of 100 percent proficiency by the 2013-2014 school year”. In order to support the student trajectories, “The Debbie Cluff Show” will be providing tips and programs for both parents and school districts every Friday from 1-2 EST, LIVE on Planetary Streams. While there are many different supplemental educational services offering at school or in corporate centers, this show will provided a LIVE call-in segment, 1-866-535-0840, where parents and educators can ask direct questions to the hosts, Debbie Cluff and Melanie Roberts. Both hosts hope this will help educate parents and teachers on what to do and what to expect with the upcoming NCLB deadline.

Parents and Educators are not educated in the terms and conditions of the NCLB law and the hosts of “The Debbie Cluff Show” want to bring awareness to how achievement goals are set in each district. “Education is the key to success for NCLB”, explains Debbie Cluff, host, “and we want everyone to simply understand what is going on both nationally and locally”. The show hosts are asking both parents and educators to call in and ask what they can do to support this educational law.

For additional questions about this program, listen to The Debbie Cluff Show stream LIVE every Friday 1-2 EST only on http://www.PlanetaryStreams.com or call 1-866-535-0840. For information on the news in this press release, please contact Tyler Cluff at http://www.links-for-learning.com. Additional products available for parents are educational products for infants, toddlers, preschool students, and elementary aged students.

ABOUT DEBBIE CLUFF:
Debbie Cluff is an author and the CEO and owner of Links for Learning, http://www.links-for-learning.com, an online tutoring and instant homework help site.She has her B.A. in child development and her Master’s in Education. She has 3 children and is currently in a preschool classroom. Debbie Cluff was raised in South Pasadena, California. Her mother a special education teacher inspired her to become a teacher.

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Classroom Arrangement

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The set up of a classroom is very important to how a classroom is being managed. The teacher needs to make sure his/her classroom is arranged for the students to be productive. The teacher also needs to make sure their classroom has a positive environment for the students as they enter the classroom. Another key fact a teacher needs to consider is that their classroom needs to be ready for learning everyday. This is because in order to manage a classroom with proper discipline, a product and active classroom set-up is important. The students need to be placed in an arrangement that will keep them focused on the lesson and not deter them from learning. In this paper, we will discuss and provide ways for a lower elementary classroom to be set up.

Classroom Arrangement

Our map shows the classroom is arranged in centers. The students will sit in groups of six in four different groups. The reasoning behind the groups is that the students will be able to learn how to work with others. The students will also be able to motivate each other to do their work. The desks are arranged in the middle of the classroom so it will allow the teacher to walk around the room freely. Plus the teacher will be able to control the students in a more compact area. The setting of the desk will also help students to stay on task.

Reading Corner

In the corner of the classroom is a “cozy” reading nook which will contain the classroom library. This area will provide a “home” feeling and help the students to feel relax when they are in this area. The reading nook will also be a place for students to go to when they have completed their work and want to read a book in a cozy are. If a child is able to feel at home in the reading nook this can cut down on behavior problems for the teacher. In the reading nook, this area is a quite place. The reading nook is not located in the same area as everything else in the classroom. By having the reading nook in the corner of the classroom, it will help to promote reading in the classroom.

Centers

The listening center and computer station will be placed on the outside of the classroom. The centers will be facing the walls because the students will be rotating to the varies centers within the classroom. Plus, while students are at their centers they will need to be able to concentrate on their work. Also, located on the outside of the classroom are the storage areas for Science, Math, Art and Writing materials. This storage area allows the students to have a centrally located area to receive and place materials for Science, Math, Art and Writing. Plus, this area will help the teacher to keep his/her classroom organized.

The student’s desk will also serve as centers. During center time students will be able to move around the whole room to gain information. At each group their will be a different theme for students to learn about. By having the centers on both the inside and the outside of the classroom will enable the teacher to focus the students’ attention to their center activity instead of just rotating around the room. This will keep the flow of the classroom and will not give the students time to mess around maintaining classroom structure and discipline.

Teacher’s Desk Location

The teacher’s desk is located in the back of the classroom. The reason of this arrangement is that this will help the teacher to promote a student – centered classroom. By having the desk located in the back of the classroom the teacher will have full sight of his/her entire classroom at all times. Plus, the teacher will only use the desk for paper work. The rest of the time the teacher will be in the same area as the students.

Print Rich Environment

Not only is the arrangement of the desk important to the classroom but the motivation the classroom has to offer the students. To have a print-rich-environment, the teacher needs to have posters and signs that help to promote literature in the classroom. By having posters and signs on the classroom walls and bulletin boards will help the students gain a great deal of experiences with the different types of literature. Plus the students can do a read around the room, while sitting in the reading nook. By providing a print-rich environment, the students will be placed in a positive learning atmosphere that promotes learning thus preventing classroom misconduct.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the arrangement of the classroom is a very key part of how well the students will learn and interact with their classmates and their teacher. If a classroom is disorganized and clustered, then it will be kind of hard for a child to work and learn new skills. Plus, the teacher needs to take time to make sure his/her room is set up for learning because no matter how well your lesson plans are completed and ready to be presented. If the students do not feel comfortable in the room then the lesson plan will be presented in a way the teacher wanted it to.

Resources for Parents

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An educational phenomenon has begun in the world of learning for students in K-12th Grade who are seeking additional resources in reading, math, and writing. Online Tutoring, virtual tutoring sessions where the students are instructed from the comfort of their own home, are becoming more mainstream as an alternate learning tool. Once informed about resource, parents are grasping onto this technologic capability of enhancing their students learning levels and demanding further attention be brought to the importance of this online tutoring ingenuity. Tutoring sessions are now not just available to those that can afford private training, but to anybody who has access to a computer in their own home. Online Tutoring makes sense and parents need to become aware of the positive effectiveness this convenient tool can have on their child’s education. Online Tutoring is the key to the future of our children’s education because the sessions are presented in a non-threatening situation. “Online Tutoring allows students to learn in their home setting rather than a public institutional setting. Students learn best in this non-commercial, familiar, stress-free environment” explains Debbie Cluff, CEO of Links for Learning, an online tutoring site. She goes on to say, “Parents need to become aware of the positive educational resources available to them right in their own home”. Parents have the ability to be present during all tutoring sessions and reinforce the ideas presented during the sessions. Parents can then discuss the online tutoring session during a private chat with their online tutor or via email. This builds the necessary tools to create a structured learning environment for students because it involves the three aspects of gaining an education. These three aspects are the co-relation of the parent, the student, and the teacher.

During the online tutoring sessions, the students are in the comfort of their own home, learning in a positive atmosphere. The tutoring session have unlimited access because in the online sessions, “the world is your oyster”. Students gain confidence and a better understanding of their problem area because of the unique style of learning the sessions present. Online tutors are able to plan each lesson around the individual students needs and are not limited on the resources they have because of working online. Online students feel certain about what they are learning and how they are learning. Learning in the home is the ultimate learning experience.

Online tutoring is available at many different sites. It is important to find an affordable and convenient site that has specific teaching credentials. Some companies offer online tutoring for a low price, but are not really willing to work with both the parents and the students. Also, some sites offer tutoring sessions that do not have credentialed teachers working as their tutors. Some sites do hire tutors that do not live in the same country that the students live in, which is hard to tutor because of the different language barriers. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the tutor that you are going to have your most priced possession dealing with. Homework Help is offered at some sites which is another great resource to enforce the online learning setting. This is a great resource for working parents because it enables their student to have access to a tutor 24/7, a tutor who can help with homework questions.

Online tutoring is the new phenomenon that is sweeping through the educational world. Colleges have invested in this idea and use online tutoring in most of their beginning English courses. Parents need to now invest in this idea and help it to become more mainstream in the educational society.

Equality in Education

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One of the major ways to communicate in this century is the internet. This is because of the internet
’s ability to reach people in all locations and with diverse cultural backgrounds any time of the day. The internet does not discriminate against religion, race, education, class, or background which….

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May 20, 2008 at 4:12 am

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debbie cluff online tutoring has another blog is you are intersted go to http://www.thedebbiecluffshow.blogspot.com

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May 20, 2008 at 4:10 am

Equality in Education

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One of the major ways to communicate in this century is the internet. This is because of the internet
’s ability to reach people in all locations and with diverse cultural backgrounds any time of the day. The internet does not discriminate against religion, race, education, class, or background which….

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May 20, 2008 at 1:44 am

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Homework Help: RIght in Your Home

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I am the oldest of 10 kids and one thing that my mother has always found difficult is getting homework done at night. Wow, can you even imagine trying to get all your children ranging in age of Kindergarten to High School to sit down and do homework at the same time. It was impossible and truly my mother had to have outside help to complete the tas

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