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LiiNK: 2015 Reflection

January 10, 2016 | By adminl1nk

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 Signed two Texas school district • Read More »

Reflecting from Finland: Where LiiNK Began

June 15, 2015 | By adminl1nk

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 back in 2012. While • Read More »

The LiiNK Project: The First Year as a Pilot Study

May 27, 2015 | By adminl1nk

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. We have been very busy • Read More »

LiiNK Project: What is So Difficult about Change?

July 7, 2014 | By adminl1nk

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 activity, increased oxygen and glucose • Read More »

LiiNK Project: The First Year has Begun

March 10, 2014 | By adminl1nk

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 collect baseline data on the • Read More »

LiiNK Project: What is it?

September 8, 2013 | By adminl1nk

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 in a desk to take • Read More »

Ethics in Public Schools

March 16, 2013 | By adminl1nk

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 blog while in Finland so I won’t • Read More »

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg Coming to Fort Worth

March 12, 2013 | By adminl1nk

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 of CIMO (National Center for • Read More »

Want More or Want Better?

October 26, 2012 | By adminl1nk

My experiences over the past six weeks have led me to think about what people want in an educational system. What does it take to create a strong, reliable system that will promote learning, respect, and social responsibility? What I’ve seen in Finland is a system that wants better without more hours. The pupils go • Read More »