Instead of This, TRY THIS – Planning Your 2021 Coverage

Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach. That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing!

Kayanna Pham

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November 12, 2020 / Advisers of Note

We are honored to introduce you to our November 2020 Adviser of Note: Emily Pyeatt Arnold, the caring and inspiring yearbook adviser from Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. If you would like to know more about her, be sure to listen to her interview on the Yearbook Chat With Jim podcast. Profile Emily Pyeatt…

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November 6, 2020 / Marketing

In a world filled with social distancing, quarantines and virtual learning, selling your yearbook and ads online is more important than ever. In fact, it is imperative! More and more yearbook staffs have already jumped online, and you should too. They are reaping the benefits of more sales and more time to work on creating…

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November 6, 2020 / Coverage

This is a hard blog to write. Why? It deals with something I care about, so that should be easy. After all yearbooks, yearbook students and yearbooking are my life. The reason for the difficulty is that It deals with a subject that we sometimes shy away from as we just do not want to…

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October 29, 2020 / Copywriting / Coverage

Are you wondering how you’re going to fill your yearbook pages during this crazy pandemic? What can you put on all the spreads that normally would be filled with hundreds of school events and activities? It’s easy. Tell the stories of the people in your school community with individual profiles. All you need to do…

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October 28, 2020 / Marketing / Photography

This year holds unprecedented challenges for capturing socially distanced yearbook portraits for students in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two.  Walsworth has the solution. We’ve partnered with High5.ID to offer Selfie Portraits, an innovative and simple approach to school portraits if you can’t get your regular portraits taken. Our Selfie Portraits…

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October 26, 2020 / Fall 2020 / Middle School Moment

Preparing Middle School Students for High School Middle school students are enthusiastic, energetic and ready to learn; however, they lack basic skills needed for high school journalism. These helpful tips will prepare students for the advanced journalistic writing they will encounter in high school. Begin with Basics Start with summary writing – who, what, when,…

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October 20, 2020 / Photography

Unless you’re extremely lucky, you probably don’t have enough DSLR cameras for every photographer on your yearbook staff. You figured out a system for sharing and it was working pretty well until COVID-19 hit. Now you have to worry about more than just making sure the equipment is returned in time for your next big…

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Being a boss and friend with your yearbook staff can be a tough balancing act that can take a couple of tries to get down. Because you have likely worked with some members before you were editor and others may be new to staff, each member will need something a little different from you. You…

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October 19, 2020 / Systems of Success

As I have been interacting with all my teacher and adviser friends around the country, it’s become crystal clear to me – this year is an unbelievable challenge for everyone. It’s all new. No two days are the same. And no one can really understand what teaching is like now unless you are doing it…

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October 16, 2020 / Ask Mike / Coverage / Fall 2020

How many new words and phrases have entered your vocabulary since March? Social distancing, mask mandate, virtual learning and now, time to add another phrase to the vocabulary: crowdsourcing. You may ask, “What is this crowdsourcing and why would I need it for the yearbook?” Let me explain. The staff wants to do a spread…

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