For many staffs, the work doesn’t stop over the summer. There’s plenty that can be done in preparation for next year – from some fun staff bonding at a workshop to assigning all your summer coverage – and Idea File has plenty of articles to help guide you through the next few months.
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Yearbook staffs embrace technology in different ways all the time, recently leading one group of editors at a North Carolina school to meet their deadline using Skype.
Vegetable soup means different things to different people. You can enjoy it with the familiar carrots, green beans, peas and corn. Some cooks add squashes and kale. Others want macaroni or rice, or to make it heartier, lentils and beef. The same is true with your staff manual. The basics are good. But the more items you add, the more it will sustain you.
Advisers with spring-delivery books often face the challenge of what to do with the staff once the final pages are uploaded. Consider having students create a portfolio, which benefits the students and next year’s staff.
As final deadlines are hitting for many yearbook staffs, it might be the right time for your staff to consider an all-night work night.
Your yearbook staff can make some New Year’s resolutions for the 2014 book, especially since production is really about to hit the stretch run for many staffs. Here are some ideas!
School picture day can be stressful for yearbook advisers. Here are a few tips and things to think about as you’re preparing for the day.
The 2013 yearbook was Andrew Plonsky’s fourth as the adviser at Trinity School in New York, and although he still feels like he has a lot to learn, he’s finally got the basics down.
Deborah Winkles’ teaching career brought her back to the Odyssey yearbook at Urbana High School this year. What she’s discovered is that while students haven’t changed, the technology certainly has.
Spring is in the air… stop pulling out your hair! Whether your staff is pushing through spring sports and prom pictures or celebrating turning in the very last set of proofs, this is the perfect time of year to have some much-deserved, much-needed fun.