All yearbook advisers can benefit from the Adviser Mentor Program

In his latest column, Walsworth's Jim Jordan explains how the Adviser Mentor Program helps new yearbook advisers by providing a friend to guide and encourage them.

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Help your student photographers improve with plenty of practice and informal and formal critiques When it comes to photographers, it can be hard to know how to help them grow and how to keep them motivated. There is no panacea. Trust me, if there were, I’d have bottled it and sold it for some serious…

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September 20, 2017 / News / Photography

Yearbook staffs from Walsworth Yearbooks schools were well represented on Wednesday when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the Finalists in its 2017 Picture of the Year Contest. In the Sports Reaction category, Katie Kuhlman from the Hauberk of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas; Claire Gustafson of The Creek from…

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September 20, 2017 / Coverage / Fall 2017 / Idea File Magazine

Whether your yearbook is organized in traditional format, chronologically or a combination of the two, an effective beat system ensures complete coverage throughout the year. Spice up beat selection by hosting a draft day to motivate your staff to get off the sidelines. Collaboration tools such as Trello can take beat management and communication on…

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September 19, 2017 / Design / News

Submissions from three Walsworth Yearbooks schools were named Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) on Tuesday in its 2017 Design of the Year Contest. There were 10 Finalists named in the Yearbook Page/Spread category and three were from Walsworth Yearbooks. Susan Wang from the Wings staff of Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California,…

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September 19, 2017 / New Advisers

Year Two of Walsworth’s Adviser Mentor Program is Underway! We’ve completed a successful first year of new advisers being supported by experienced advisers. For the second year of the Adviser Mentor Program, we are looking forward to getting even more advisers involved in supporting and encouraging each other. Advising can be a daunting task at…

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September 18, 2017 / Photography

It started with an idea – we wanted to show off some of the great photos Walsworth Yearbooks received from our annual Photo Contest the past couple of years. We also know it’s not always clear why we think a photo is great. That’s how the eBook 100+ Great Yearbook Photos that Caught Our Eye…

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September 14, 2017 / Ask Mike / Coverage / Fall 2017 / Idea File Magazine

“Suzy, you are going to be the academics editor of the 2018 yearbook.” These words strike pride, excitement and dread into academics editors across the country. Why? Let’s explore that for a few minutes. Yes, you have a great responsibility. You are in charge of a portion of the book. Yes, a portion that could…

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In a professional development class called “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL), I was introduced to many new strategies to make learning accessible to all my students regardless of ability. One of the strategies is called “synectics,” which derives from the Greek “syn” and “ektos,” and refers to the fusion of diverse ideas. In practice, students…

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