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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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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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October 21, 2020

The LIINK Project

Hello Friends & Playmates! The LiiNK team is doing some research on types of activities adults would like in an adult playground.

Please fill out this quick survey -- and relive your childhood through pictures -- by choosing which activities you would want on an adult playground! Any and all feedback is much appreciated! Thank you! #tculiink #liinkproject #PlayMoreLearnMore #play

Click here to take the survey:

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October 19, 2020

The LIINK Project

The Play by Play, our community newsletter, is launching this week! You won’t want to miss it. Follow these instructions to sign up to receive each issue! #tculiink #liinkproject #playmorelearnmore #play ...

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October 15, 2020

The LIINK Project

Doing recess from home right now? No problem! Check out these tips on how to incorporate LiiNK play breaks during virtual learning. Also, make sure to check out the video from Dr. Rhea on our Facebook page discussing this topic further. #liinkproject #tculiink #play #PlayMoreLearnMore ...

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October 14, 2020

The LIINK Project

Greetings from the LiiNK Leadership Team. We are a playful group who love to get outdoors, create, & play to stay healthy! This is just a part of an extended team of students, research teams, school districts, university departments, parents, and communities who help make this project a success. #liinkproject #tculiink #playforall #play ...

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October 13, 2020

The LIINK Project

Did you know that LiiNK students go outside four times a day, for 15-minute play breaks?

Unstructured time outside
👉🏼 relieves stress
👉🏼 improves cognitive function
👉🏼 allows for socialization
👉🏼 increases physical activity, and
👉🏼 boosts creativity!

Plus, and perhaps one of the neatest outcomes of all, it’s giving children a chance to “feel like” themselves “again.” #play #LiiNKProject #tcuLiiNK #recess
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October 13, 2020

The LIINK Project

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September 25, 2020

The LIINK Project

Recess from home? No problem! Listen to this message from Dr. Rhea, creator and director of the LiiNK Project, on ideas for unstructured play while at home & the benefits of being outdoors.

Also, check out our Parent Support website section. Here, we post resources for parents, like play and loose part ideas. Link in comments.
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Getting outside for our first #LiiNKBreak - 15 minutes of unplugged time in nature. Have you taken your recess yet? #LiiNKProject #PlayMoreLearnMore #TCULiiNK #Play #Recess #GetOutside