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How did movement become trivialized? How did testing become the only measure of a child’s success? We must allow for whole child development.

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Teachers and Admin undergo three full-day trainings to help shift daily procedures

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Implement four 15-minute outdoor, unstructured play breaks every day in the schools

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Positive Action® 15-minute character curriculum lessons every day in the schools

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District leadership discussions throughout each year to create sustainable change

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Improve the health, character and attention span of your students. Inspiring innovation and creativity in your students will allow them to be more effective in the classroom.

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Finland is an educational superpower, despite breaking almost every “rule” we Americans think we know about education. Wrong Turns, Right Moves in Education (Archway, 2019) investigates the differences in these systems, advocating for an educational model that focuses on quality over quantity and the social emotional growth of children through play.

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September 23, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Welcome LiiNK's newest team member, Dr. Mark A. Lopez! 🎉We are excited to have Dr. Lopez as our Postdoctoral Research Associate, overseeing research projects and data. ...
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September 16, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Happy Friday! 🎉 Are you a Puddle Parent?#liinkproject #tculiink #outdoorplay #unstructuredplay #playmatters #health #wholechild ...
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September 1, 2022

The LiiNK Project
This is our newly formed collaboration between LiiNK and Copper Island Academy in Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Dr. Rhea has spent a portion of the week training on transitions and receiving first year insight from a great group of educators related to their northern outdoor breaks. #liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #outdoorplay #recess #play ...
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August 30, 2022

The LiiNK Project
#liinkteachertestimonial from a 3rd grade teacher. LiiNK is leading the movement for healthier, happier, resilient children - AND adults!To learn more about the how and why of LiiNK Project, visit our website 👉 liinkproject.tcu.edu/#liinkproject #tculiink #playmatters #outdoors #healthylifestyles #health #unstructuredplay #recess #wholechildhealth ...
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August 24, 2022

The LiiNK Project
LiiNK students get four, 15-min, unplugged LiiNK Breaks per school day. But LiiNK Breaks shouldn't just be for our kids - they're important for adults too!Per CDC, prolonged sitting is associated with premature mortality, obesity, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Will you take your LiiNK Breaks today?For more information on the benefits of LiiNK Breaks and the LiiNK intervention in schools, check out our website 👉 liinkproject.tcu.edu/#liinkbreak #liinkproject #unplugged #unstructuredplay #playmatters #health ...
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August 16, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Good luck to all teachers, students, and parents as we head back to school! What are you most excited for this school year?#liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #wholechildhealth #liinkbreak ...
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August 11, 2022

The LiiNK Project
For the past 8 years, the LiiNK Project has conducted research on the benefits that 60 minutes of unstructured, outdoor recess has on a child's social, emotional, physical, and healthy well-being. Below is a snapshot of our results, showing just how amazing the whole-child approach to education can be!For more detailed results and information on LiiNK, check out our website! liinkproject.tcu.edu/#liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #wholechildhealth #Research #educationresearch ...
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August 10, 2022

The LiiNK Project
#liinkteachertestimonial from a 5th grade teacher in one of our Oklahoma schools!Not sure how LiiNK will work with your school's schedule? Head over to our website to see the research behind why multiple, unstructured play breaks are beneficial to learning! 👉 liinkproject.tcu.edu/#liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #playbreak #liinkbreak ...
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August 8, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Part 2 of 2 available now! 🎉Dr. Rhea sat down with The TBRI Podcast - a podcast on Trust-Based Relational Intervention hosted by TCU's Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Check out both episodes of this 2-part series here 👉 child.tcu.edu/podcast-s04_e01/#sthash.GVn9KpUD.dpbs#liinkproject #tculiink #playmatters #unstructuredplay ...
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Welcome LiiNK's newest team member, Dr. Mark A. Lopez! 🎉
We are excited to have Dr. Lopez as our Postdoctoral Research Associate, overseeing research projects and data.

Happy Friday! 🎉 Are you a Puddle Parent?

#LiiNKProject #tculiink #outdoorplay #unstructuredplay #playmatters #health #wholechild

LiiNK Director, Dr. Debbie Rhea, was interviewed by Fatherly for this article about recess around the world! Read what she had to say, and see how the LiiNK Project is influenced by Finland schooling here 👉 https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/recess-around-the-world-photos

This is our newly formed collaboration between LiiNK and Copper Island Academy in Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Dr. Rhea has spent a portion of the week training on transitions and receiving first year insight from a great group of educators related to their northern outdoor breaks.

#LiiNKTeacherTestimonial from a 3rd grade teacher. LiiNK is leading the movement for healthier, happier, resilient children - AND adults!
To learn more about the how and why of LiiNK Project, visit our website 👉 https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/

LiiNK students get 4, 15-min LiiNK Breaks per school day - but this isn't just important for our kids.
Per CDC, prolonged sitting is associated w/ premature mortality, obesity & chronic disease (diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease)
Will you take your LiiNK Breaks today?

Good luck to all teachers, students, and parents as we head back to school! What are you most excited for this school year?

#liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #wholechildhealth #liinkbreak

For 8 years, LiiNK has conducted research on the benefits that 60 min of unstructured, outdoor recess has on a child's social, emotional, physical, and healthy well-being. These results show just how amazing the whole-child approach to education can be!
https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/

#LiiNKTeacherTestimonial
Not sure how LiiNK will work with your school's schedule?👉 https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/ to see the research behind why multiple, unstructured play breaks are beneficial to learning! #liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #playbreak #liinkbreak

Part 2 of 2 available now! 🎉
Dr. Rhea sat down with The TBRI Podcast - a podcast on Trust-Based Relational Intervention hosted by TCU's Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Find both episodes here👉https://child.tcu.edu/podcast-s04_e01/#sthash.GVn9KpUD.dpbs
#liinkproject #playmatters #unstructuredplay

LiiNK director, Dr. Debbie Rhea, training in @seguinisd to prepare for the upcoming school year!

#liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #liinktraining