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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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May 17, 2022

The LIINK Project
LiiNK's Dr. Debbie Rhea and Pete Silvius, Director of Whole Child Initiatives for Seguin ISD, had a great time attending the Children and Nature Network Conference in Atlanta last week!@children_naturenetwork @seguinisd #childrenandnature #InsideOut2022 #liinkproject #playmatters ...
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May 3, 2022

The LIINK Project
Check out the newest issue of our community newsletter - The Play by Play! www.canva.com/design/DAE-ViiEmVs/oalMLTsgJTm4gKjTfOfX5w/view?utm_content=DAE-ViiEmVs&utm_campaign... You can sign up to receive LiiNK newsletters directly to your email at liinkproject.tcu.edu/ 👈 ...
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April 29, 2022

The LIINK Project
Congratulations to DR. DAVE FARBO! Dave defended his dissertation this morning over BIA, obesity rates, and physical activity patterns. Great job! ...
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April 12, 2022

The LIINK Project
🎉LiiNK T-shirts for sale!!🎉Get yours here: tculinkproject-onlinestore.itemorder.com/shop/sale/*TIP* These shirts run a bit small, we suggest going up a size from what you would normally get! 😊 DM with any questions!#liinkproject #tculiink #play #unstructuredplay ...
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April 8, 2022

The LIINK Project
Daryl Campbell-Pierre, doctoral student, presented at the annual PLAY conference earlier this week. The title of his presentation was Daryl’s title was, “KTK: Assessing motor coordination differences in children’s recess.”#unstructuredplay #theliinkproject #tculiink #usplaycoalition #usplaycoalitionconference ...
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April 6, 2022

The LIINK Project
We had too much fun PLAY-ing at the @usplaycoalition annual conference! Clemson is like a second home to our team. #Clemson #play #theliinkproject #TCU #play #wholechild #learning #education ...
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April 5, 2022

The LIINK Project
Dr. Debbie Rhea, LiiNK creator and director, presents on how to tackle COVID roadblocks to play opportunities and nature through health and literacy components @usplaycoalition!#usplaycoalition #usplaycoalitionconference #liinkproject #tculiink #thenatureofplay #playmatters ...
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April 4, 2022

The LIINK Project
Kate Webb, LiiNK doctoral student, presents on the impact of multiple recesses on limb-movement patterns to strengthen cognition at the US PLAY Coalition annual conference! #unstructuredplay #play #usplaycoalition #usplaycoalitionconference #usplaycoalitionconference! ...
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April 3, 2022

The LIINK Project
Dr. Rhea and Amanda McMickle, LiiNK Advisory Board Member, are out at the Play Conference!! #usplaycoalition #usplaycoalition! #play #tculiink #liinkproiect ...
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March 22, 2022

The LIINK Project
Our LiiNK team is so excited to be attending the annual Play Conference to present current LiiNK findings, spread the word about LiiNK, and to learn from other play researchers and educators! REPOST from @usplaycoalition:TWO WEEKS TO GO until the 2022 IN PERSON Conference on the Value of Play: THE NATURE OF PLAY, April 3-5, 2022, at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina!Learn more and register for the conference online at usplaycoalition.org/playconference22Did you miss the early bird discount?! Don't fret! Use promo code Play50 at checkout to get back to that early bird price! You can also receive an additional discount by becoming a member of the US Play Coalition. Membership is FREE when you complete our "Get Involved" form on our website....#play #nature #TheNatureOfPlay #professionaldevelopment #PlayConf2022 #PlayMatters #LearningThroughPlay #children #kids #parents #families #communities #education #schools #teachers #health #Mentalhealth #wellness #innovation #creativity #research #design #parks #outdoorplay #youthdevelopment ...
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LiiNK's Dr. Debbie Rhea and Pete Silvius, Director of Whole Child Initiatives for Seguin ISD, had a great time attending the Children and Nature Network Conference in Atlanta last week! @ChildrenNature @seguinisd #childrenandnature #insideout2022 #liinkproject #playmatters

Check out the newest issue of our community newsletter - The Play by Play! https://www.canva.com/design/DAE-ViiEmVs/oalMLTsgJTm4gKjTfOfX5w/view?utm_content=DAE-ViiEmVs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

You can sign up to receive LiiNK newsletters directly to your email at https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/ 👈

New report on play from @tculiink "The underlying force preventing most school districts from shifting to developmentally appropriate practices children need such as recess breaks throughout the day & a character lesson daily is standardized testing." https://jkw.wskw.org/index.php/jkw/article/view/98/174

🎉LiiNK T-shirts for sale!!🎉
Get yours here: https://tculinkproject-onlinestore.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
*TIP* These shirts run a bit small, we suggest going up a size from what you would normally get! 😊 DM with any questions!

#liinkproject #tculiink #play #unstructuredplay

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We love being here at the @USPlayCoalition annual conference! We love Clemson!! (but go frogs! 🐸)

#usplaycoalitionconference #clemson #tculiink #liinkproject

Dr. Debbie Rhea, LiiNK creator and director, presents on how to tackle COVID roadblocks to play opportunities and nature through health and literacy components @usplaycoalition!

#usplaycoalition #usplaycoalitionconference #liinkproject #tculiink #thenatureofplay #playmatters

Kate Webb, LiiNK doctoral student, presents on the impact of multiple recesses on limb-movement patterns to strengthen cognition. @ US PLAY Coalition annual conference! @USPlayCoalition

#unstructuredplay #play #usplaycoalition #usplaycoalitionconference

Dr. Rhea and Amanda McMickle, LiiNK Advisory Board Member, are out at the Play Conference!! #usplaycoalition #usplaycoalition! #play #tculiink #liinkproiect