Blog School

Blog School   ̶   a guided course to learn to write with confidence and purpose, for the real world.

Blog School originated as its own program in an ongoing peer-learning group with editorial support to encourage children to prepare for the real world with elite writing skills, i.e., writing to make things happen.

Course prerequisite was as follows: Middle school or high-school students who had attended the introductory workshop ‘Blog Like A Boss‘ or our after-school program ‘Write Like A Boss’ will be better prepared to make the most of Blog School.

Recommended Duration and Frequency: These 60-minute online sessions will be held every other week.  It may take about 6 months to acquire the judgement and skills to be a compelling blogger. The course is to be continued until the student feels ready to take the training wheels off.

Blog School is no longer offered as a separate program, and has been rolled up as a module within a larger preparatory program.

Blog School’s proposed course structure:

  • Develop a personalized blogging strategy over the first 3 months.
  • Editorial support for the student’s blog.
  • Coaching to think and write like a marketer.
  • Peer-learning and review, if many students make a cohort possible.
  • Email access to a coach for ongoing support and guidance in between sessions.

Course Material:

The course will use the guide book ‘Blog School – Marketing Communication for School Students, Vol. 1’ for students to learn how to plan and start writing their own blog, along with individual guidance. Students may also independently learn the basics of this critical skill by obtaining the hard copy or a digital copy of the book.

Benefits of ‘BlogSchool’ include:

  1. increased self-awareness through thoughtful writing
  2. understanding one’s personal brand well before internships, college and career.
  3. knowing how to write with purpose and confidence
  4. understanding what is influence and goodwill
  5. preparing to write essays for college admission and for the real world
  6. preparing to create a body of work
  7. understanding the compounding returns of long-term elite writing
  8. understanding the power of storytelling
  9. peer-powered learning
  10. social and emotional learning

About AlligatorZone®’s ‘Blog School™’ coursework:

This module of our Communications curriculum is a spin-off from our summer workshops, highlighting its importance in helping students gain mastery of a very essential life-skill, viz., writing to get things done. To learn more about AlligatorZone, or to suggest improvements, please contact us.