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  • LiiNK Blog: 2015 Reflection

    LiiNK Blog: 2015 Reflection

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2016 2015 has been an awesome year for the LiiNK Project. Let’s take a minute to reflect on the different steps that were taken over this past year to help our children be more active and responsible through play and character development in the school setting for several public & private schools in Texas. January, 2015 • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: Reflecting from Finland & Where LiiNK Began

    LiiNK Blog: Reflecting from Finland & Where LiiNK Began

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea Almost three years later and I’m back in Finland to rejuvenate and explore some more. I have confirmed that Liink has the right purpose and is going in the right direction for children in the U.S. I arrived in Finland five days ago and rented the same apartment I stayed in • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: 2015 Project Reflection as Public Schools Launch Multiple Recesses Daily in DFW Area

    LiiNK Blog: 2015 Project Reflection as Public Schools Launch Multiple Recesses Daily in DFW Area

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2015 A lot has happened this year. We were able to identify a couple of major Foundations (eg. the Miles Foundation in Fort Worth) to fund the Liink project pilot intervention this spring and on into fall of 2015. We are continuing to seek federal funding, but until we do, it • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: Reflection on the First Year as a Pilot Study

    LiiNK Blog: Reflection on the First Year as a Pilot Study

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2015 We have changed our name to the Liink Project. This stands for Let’s inspire innovation ‘N kids. For everyone who has been following this project, you know that it wasn’t an easy decision to change the name, but it has shown to be a great change in the long run. • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: What is So Difficult about Change?

    LiiNK Blog: What is So Difficult about Change?

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2014 I have talked for a couple of years now about the need for more structured (physical education) and unstructured (recess) physical activity/play in the K-12 school setting. Children’s brains need active, unstructured, outdoor time throughout the day to allow for several things: healthy social and emotional development, stimulation of brain • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: The First Year has Begun

    LiiNK Blog: The First Year has Begun

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2014 The LIINK Project (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N kids) is up and moving in a good direction. We launched in September with two Fort Worth private schools. Starpoint is a lab school at TCU and the other is a K-12 prviate school called Trinity Valley. The goal this year was to • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: What is The LiiNK Project?

    LiiNK Blog: What is The LiiNK Project?

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2013 Many different strategies have been tried at different levels of U.S. schools over the past 20 years trying to increase children’s ability to learn. Some of these strategies employed have been increasing the number of hours students go to school each day, increasing the number of hours the students sit • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: Ethics in Public Schools

    LiiNK Blog: Ethics in Public Schools

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2013 One of the topics I think needs to be included in the public schools from the time a child enters until he/she exits is ethics. Ethics is something that I think is really lacking in our U.S. culture at this point. I talked about ethics and religion in an earlier • Read More »

  • LiiNK Blog: Dr. Pasi Sahlberg Coming to Fort Worth

    LiiNK Blog: Dr. Pasi Sahlberg Coming to Fort Worth

    By: Dr. Debbie Rhea, 2013 The last time I wrote was when I returned from Finland where I learned about how the U.S. might learn from the educational successes of their country. One of the individuals who helped to create the success that they have today is Dr. Pasi Sahlberg. He is the Director General • Read More »

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