Take control of your workweek with time blocking.

If I deal with tasks as they come, my work days look like “What Most People Do” on the graphic below. Most weeks, however, I spend an hour on Sunday evening making each day in my week look like the “Time Blocking” column. Working on similar tasks together tends to take far less time. And when the inevitable interruptions happen, returning to the same kind of work is much simpler than switching between many different kinds of tasks.

Manage time with Big List/Small List

–by Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director Because time management is a crucial leadership skill, I read every productivity self-help book I can find. While each one has a unique perspective, I’ve noticed that all productivity systems amount to making two vital yet distinct types of lists: your Big List and your Small List. Your BigContinue reading “Manage time with Big List/Small List”

Why you should book a T.A.T. appointment with me.

A T.A.T. session is when you and I work to accomplish something we both know how to do. I serve as your Coach and Assistant: I’m Coach when I keep us on track and focused on achieving the work, and I’m Assistant when I ghostwrite newsletter content, make phone calls, or connect you with a new resource.

Meeting families where they are…literally.

Family engagement is guaranteed to come up in any conversation about improving schools. The Annie E. Casey Foundation notes that families involved in their children’s schools have students who “have better attendance and behavior, get better grades, demonstrate better social skills and adapt better to school.” But what does family involvement mean?

PBIS: Multi-tiered system of support training

Hi there! My name is Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director of TGS Educational Consulting. Thanks for being here! I’m excited to invite you to PBIS Multi-Tiered System of Support Training happening here in Tucson, June 19-23. The training is for anyone responsible for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support implementation at the site or district level.Continue reading “PBIS: Multi-tiered system of support training”

PBIS101 for School Leaders with Dr. Tim Grivois

Join me on Friday, 2 December 2022 from 2:00-3:30 for a FREE webinar: PBIS101 for School Leaders. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a common framework for creating school-wide expectations and individualized behavioral interventions in schools throughout the country. 

Self-care with Dr. Tim Grivois.

Join me on Friday, 18 November 2022, from 3:00-4:30 for a powerful workshop on self-care for leaders of schools and nonprofits. By the end of our time together, you’ll transform your view of self-care and feel validated, affirmed, and seen. You’ll also leave with tools to support your staff and their self-care practice.

As small as possible: Make professional learning fit.

-by Timothy (Tim) Grivois, Ed.D. The biggest problem with professional learning is that everything about it is too big. The trainer from out of town is pricey, the stuff you need to implement the learning is expensive, and you need to pay for subs so that teachers can go to the Great Big PD duringContinue reading “As small as possible: Make professional learning fit.”

Introducing TGS-Transform, Grow, Succeed.

-by Timothy (Tim) Grivois, Ed.D. I’m excited to announce that TGS Educational Consulting is launching a Youtube Channel featuring interviews with exemplary leaders from schools and nonprofits. Check out the first few shows here: Adultism in Caring Organizations In this episode, Victoria-Anne Tullercash shares their work as Youth Engagement Specialist and as a member ofContinue reading “Introducing TGS-Transform, Grow, Succeed.”

Why data literacy matters.

-by Pamela Dean, M.Ed. According to a review of Data Literacy of Educators: Making it Count in Teacher Preparation and Practice in the Harvard Educational Review, data literacy in education is the ability to create actionable instruction based on the collection and examination of student data such as attendance, grades, test scores, behavior, and motivation. Sounds easy enough:Continue reading “Why data literacy matters.”