Tim Griffin IF
(From www.GriffinEd.org - Ed.)
Tim Griffin taught grades K-5 in the Los Angeles Unified School District for eighteen years, eventually specializing in science and math, while writing and performing fun educational music on the side. Tim found that the visual and performing arts, especially music, are among the most powerful tools we have for helping kids with motivation, retention, and comprehension of all subjects. Over the years, the music grew into a second full-time job.
By the time Tim had released his second solo album, other teachers and parents were urging him to find a way to share his work with a larger audience. The public schools were the most obvious place to share his music, but most of them have little or no funding for the arts. With help from friends and some very generous donors, in 2012 Tim founded a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit called Griffin Education Solutions, dedicated to using music as a tool for teaching science, math, and other subjects via the web, live shows, and songwriting workshops. All of GriffinEd's services are free to schools and other places of learning.
With four albums out now and a fifth coming in late 2016, Tim shares his standards-based music at schools, libraries, book fairs, teacher conferences, science-fiction conventions, family-friendly music festivals, and pretty much any place where geeky fun and learning are on the agenda. His long-term goal is to build GriffinEd's website into a complete online library of fun but rigorously educational music covering the entire K-8 curriculum.
Tim lives in La Canada, California with a lovely wife and a boy genius. He is still a fully credentialed teacher (California, multi-subject), coaches a cutthroat mathletics team in his free time, and is a presenting member of the CSTA, NSTA, AAAS, and Mensa.
Shoulders of Giants
Copyright © 2012 by Tim Griffin- All rights Reserved
Aristotle said the world is a ball
Copernicus drew a very different one
Kepler said it had to run on rational rules
Newton knew the secret when he saw an apple fall
You know we're always redefining and refining the rules
Maybe in another hundred years or two
Hershel and Hubble, Einstein and Bohr
…and Aristotle said the world is a ball.