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Blogging and Growth Mindset, More Connected Than You Think.

This morning has been about Growth Mindset and blogging. The two go hand in hand... stick with me.

Growth Mindset is all about the idea that we do not contain a fixed set of abilities, talents, and intelligences. Growth Mindset is really the idea that we can develop abilities, talents, and intelligences by dedicating time to solid and mindful practice.

Blogging is all about developing the ability to create a voice as a writer, content to share, putting together a message that connects with others, and connecting to others through the blog. Many of the things that take place through a blog do not happen overnight. You can start a blog and write your first post within minutes of each other, sure. It takes time to develop a voice, find your niché, evolve your interest, and most importantly connect with others that can embolden and/or challenge your potential.

Blogging and Growth Mindset have a huge place in education and can have a reciprocal relationship! This mindset and activity get our kids to critically think about content, who they are, their abilities, develop grit, and so much more! Blogging gives a gateway for more connections of your classroom to classes around the world, as well as those in industry. When our kids connect with others outsider our 4 walls, they see that others share their interest, stretch their expertise and develop further than they ever could within the confines of the school alone.

Below are a series of resources that can help you begin a blog anywhere from how-tos for Blogger, ways to connect to other classrooms, and inspiration to get started or keep going!







As always, I hope you found this helpful! Feel free to comment below if you have any other resources for blogging in the classroom that we should know about!

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