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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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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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Deborah Rhea, Ed.D.

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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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July 26, 2021

The LIINK Project
The LiiNK team is so excited to join Dr. Nora Laho, the Director of Copper Island Academy in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan and her team in a multiple recess collaboration. They are a Finnish school opening this fall grades K-8 to have 15 minute unstructured, outdoor recesses every hour. This is the true Finnish model. Dr. Rhea travelled to UP last week to learn more about what they want to achieve and how we could help. The policies and procedures we have designed were introduced to them so they can begin successfully with this school model. The LiiNK Project has implemented four 15-minute unstructured play breaks daily (a modified form of the Finnish model schedule) in Texas and Oklahoma schools with great success for many years. We look forward to a long-standing relationship between LiiNK and Copper Island Academy for years to come as well.We are grateful for the expertise of Dr. Debbie Rhea, founder of the LiiNK Project, and look forward to a long-standing relationship with Dr. Rhea and the LiiNK team. The LiiNK Project has been implementing the Finnish model schedule in schools in Texas and Oklahoma with great success for many years. Visit liinkproject.tcu.edu/ to learn more about the LiiNK model and its success stories. Visit www.copperislandacademy.org to learn more about Copper Island Academy. (Success stories to come!)#unstructuredplay #tculiink The LIINK Project ...
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July 6, 2021

The LIINK Project
Play = learning.#tculiink #liinkproject #recess #playmatters #PlayMoreLearnMore ...
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July 6, 2021

The LIINK Project
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June 29, 2021

The LIINK Project
LiiNK is going to start a podcast. 😃 Which platform(s) would you want to hear it on?Comment below and let us know! ...
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June 28, 2021

The LIINK Project
What do you think?! This book is next up on our Summer reading list. ...
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June 17, 2021

The LIINK Project
Did you know that students who receive four 15-minute play breaks daily show:📝 Higher % of on-task behavior📝 Less attentional fatigue📝 Better ability to store & retain info These are just a few of the benefits of the LiiNK Project! References on website in bio! #theliinkproject #tculiink #play #wholechild #education #learning #playmatters ...
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June 16, 2021

The LIINK Project
Throwback! This was a great conversation! ...
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June 14, 2021

The LIINK Project
Did you know? ✨ The Convention on the Rights of a Child recognizes play as a basic RIGHT for children. Article 31: State Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.#play #recess #tculiink #theliinkproject #PlayMoreLearnMore #wholechild #education #Research ...
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Looking for an easy homemade playdoh recipe? Here it is http://goo.gl/rtNsJe. Your kids can help to make it! #kidsactivities #ece

Happy Friday, playmates! Make sure to get outside today, soak up some Vitamin D, and breathe fresh air!

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play = learning!

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"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity." -Kay Redfield Jamison

LiiNK is going to start a podcast. 😃 Which platform(s) would you want to hear it on? Comment and let us know!

#tculiink #theliinkproject #playmorelearnmore #playmatters #wholechild #health #recess #outdoors #podcast #newpodcast

Who's read this book? It's next up on our list!

#tculiink #theliinkproject #playmorelearnmore #playmatters #recess #wholechild #health #education

EMS x The LiiNK Project - by Diane Ravitch

https://dianeravitch.net/2021/06/04/do-children-have-a-right-to-play/?fbclid=IwAR06p4SHZwPWKirqMhVRDbx1GH9aLKhXC1iD-RaP4PFCzq08vfVBUItf4ik