Common Core, part 3: Ms. Lamoreaux takes exception

Posted January 15, 2014, under Tim's Blog

I thought I was done with the Common Core for a while, but my friend J-Mag sent me a link to this video of Karen Lamoreaux addressing the Arkansas state … Read More

Common Core, part 2: What’s in there, anyway?

Posted January 14, 2014, under Tim's Blog

Okay, I’m back from Idaho and ready to start the new year! We have some big plans here at GriffinEd World Headquarters; I’ll be sharing those with you soon, but … Read More

The Common Core, part 1: Standards vs. Curriculum

Posted December 3, 2013, under Tim's Blog

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot of discussion recently about the new common academic standards that most states are adopting; much of the discussion appears to be based on … Read More

My first residency is done

Posted November 17, 2013, under Tim's Blog

A while back I was invited to be an Artist-In-Residence for LA’s BEST, an after-school program providing Title-1 students in Los Angeles with quality academic enrichment at no cost to … Read More

Cover Art, part 1

Posted October 31, 2013, under Tim's Blog

Phew! I had a stretch there where it seemed like I was always either packing, unpacking, or on the road to the next show, convention, or writing workshop. The toughest … Read More

Too. Much. Fun.

Posted October 23, 2013, under Tim's Blog

Oh my. I just spent a long weekend in San Diego (yes, again and I’m not sorry) doing five writing workshops for kids, three live shows, two panel discussions, one … Read More

My secret writing agenda

Posted October 11, 2013, under Tim's Blog

I got home from a six-day road trip to Glendale, Arizona and San Diego, California. In Glendale, I did one show and eleven writing workshops with kids in grades four … Read More

When art and science collide

Posted September 23, 2013, under Tim's Blog

I just read a fascinating article about the amplituhedron, a geometric figure that may vastly simplify the math behind quantum physics. This may seem obscure, but consider that many of … Read More

Hey, where’d my summer go?

Posted August 26, 2013, under Tim's Blog

Well, that was an awfully quick summer; seems like I was just taking some cooking lessons in Tuscany, a quick swim at Newport Beach, then dropping the boy off for … Read More

Ah, summer

Posted July 25, 2013, under Tim's Blog

Since the schools mostly shut down in the summer, this is the quiet time of year for me. Shannon and I just got back from a month in Italy where … Read More