Tim Griffin is an award-winning teacher, singer/songwriter, and storyteller with a passion for making learning fun. After retiring from LAUSD, he now runs a small educational nonprofit called GriffinEd (www.GriffinEd.org) dedicated to raising achievement in science, math, history, and other subjects for grades K-8 through fun educational music. Think “Schoolhouse Rock” and you’re getting warm. A study in 2012 showed significant academic gains for kids working with Tim’s music for five minutes a day, but don’t tell the kids that: you might spoil the fun. Because GriffinEd is funded mainly by grants and donations, all of of Tim’s work (live shows, songwriting workshops, his online library of fun teaching songs, etc.) is offered to schools and other places of learning regardless of ability to pay.
Note to parents: Tim tries hard to make his music listenable for grownups so you won’t want to crash the minivan just to make the music stop. His work has been featured by the California Science Teachers’ Association, the National Science Teachers’ Association, Mensa, the World Science Fiction Convention, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; he is an artist in residence serving the Theodore Payne Foundation for California native horticulture and the L.A’s BEST foundation for kids in Title-1 schools. Tim has published four albums of fun, mostly educational music, with a fifth coming soon. It’s all streaming at www.GriffinEd.org; it’s fun, it’s free, and it really works.