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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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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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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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August 5, 2022

The LiiNK Project
LiiNK director, Dr. Debbie Rhea, training in @seguinisd to prepare for the upcoming school year! #liinkproject #tculiink #unstructuredplay #playmatters #liinktraining ...
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July 29, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Did You Know #3!Using the Körperkoordinationstest fur Kinder (KTK) motor skills assessment, LiiNK found that 70% of our students achieved appropriate gross motor skills. Some of the skills assessed were agility, speed, balance, strength, and coordination - all of which relate to postural balance!To learn more about this and the benefits of LiiNK, check out our website 👉 liinkproject.tcu.edu/#liinkdidyouknow #tculiink #playmatters #unstructuredplay #liinkproject ...
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July 27, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Teacher Testimonial, this time from a LiiNK Principal!To learn more about LiiNK and its benefits, check out our website! liinkproject.tcu.edu#liinkteachertestimonial #tculiink #liinkproject #unstructuredplay #playmatters ...
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July 22, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Happy Friday! 😄#tculiink #liinkproject #playmatters #unstructuredplay ...
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July 20, 2022

The LiiNK Project
Time for another Did You Know!One of the many benefits of increased, unstructured, recess time is that it helps children to better focus during class time.Curious about the LiiNK Project? To learn more about its benefits and how to implement LiiNK into your school, check out our website 👉 liinkproject.tcu.edu/ #liinkdidyouknow #liinkproject #unstructuredplay #playmatters ...
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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

Enjoyed spending my day yesterday with new elementary teachers in Liink training. Love to see the connections being made between PBIS, Liink,Positive Action, Restorative Practices, TBRI and more…it’s all about meeting the needs of the whole child!

Did You Know #3!
Using the KTK motor skills assessment, LiiNK found that 70% of our students achieved appropriate gross motor skills including agility, speed, balance, strength, and coordination - all of which relate to postural balance!
https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/
#LiiNKDidYouKnow

📣 LiiNK is hiring! 📣
Interested in a Postdoctoral Reasearch fellowship with the LiiNK Project? Click the link to learn more about the position, and to apply today!
https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/job/498075/postdoctoral-research-associateliink-projectharris-nursing-and-health-sciences

Teacher Testimonial, this time from a LiiNK Principal!
To learn more about LiiNK and its benefits, check out our website! https://liinkproject.tcu.edu
#LiiNKTeacherTestimonial #tculiink #liinkproject #unstructuredplay #playmatters

LiiNK founder and director, Dr. Debbie Rhea, loved talking with Sarah Mercado on The TBRI Podcast - a podcast on Trust-Based Relational Intervention hosted by TCU's Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development. Listen to part 1 of this 2-part series below!
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-power-of-play-part-i-with-dr-debbie-rhea/id1566206875?i=1000570628536

Time for another Did You Know!
One of the many benefits of increased, unstructured, recess time is that it helps children to better focus during class time.
To learn more about its benefits and how to implement LiiNK into your school, check out our website https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/