Press & Media

If You’re a Teacher or a Parent, You Should Get to Know Tim Griffin’s Music

Posted in Press & Media, on October 20, 2014

The following is excerpted from an article on Ghost Writer — the Gray Man Blogs, by Gray Rinehart Last month I introduced my newsletter readers* to Tim Griffin, whose music I encountered at the World Science
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Notes from a Musical Nonprofit

Posted in Press & Media, on July 24, 2013

A longtime Los Angeles Unified School District teacher with a proclivity for music, Griffin regularly wove music and performing arts into his lessons to grab students’ attention and reinforce core content standards. He penned clever songs covering everything from the American Revolution to zoology.
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Eye On The Bay: Those Other Conventions Pt. 2

Posted in Press & Media, on March 6, 2012

There are traditional conventions for medical, technology and business professionals – and then there are the “other ones”. Step inside a South Bay convention with hundreds of people dressed in furry costumes and a convention dedicated
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Six Leg Jump

Posted in Press & Media, on February 27, 2012

Why exactly are spiders and other arachnids NOT insects? Both groups are arthropods, which is to say both classes have an exoskeleton rather than bones to hold the body together. But you could say the same
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Natural Selection

Posted in Press & Media, on February 24, 2012

Even in Los Angeles, I get several complaints each year from parents who don’t want me teaching their kids about evolution. Of course, teachers used to get the same complaints about teaching gravity, atoms, germs, and
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National Debt

Posted in Press & Media, on February 23, 2012

One of my colleagues challenged me to write a song about economics on the same day a first grader complained that I’d never written a song with a llama in it. True enough. The irritating thing
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