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October 21, 2021 / Ask Mike / Copywriting / Coverage / Fall 2021

Rethinking Your Yearbook Post-COVID Closing the door on the 2021 school year could not come soon enough for teachers across the country. It was a tough year, but if anyone made lemonade from lemons, it was classroom teachers. There was also good that came from one of the craziest school years ever, and I want…

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October 20, 2021 / Copywriting / Coverage / Design / Fall 2021

Editors and staffers can use these guides as a checklist to create marvelous mods and compelling student profiles We all have grand dreams at the beginning of the school year for how amazing our yearbook can be. The goal is to tell great stories, capture amazing images, include every student, create a record of the…

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We see yearbooks that come in all varieties. The yearbook cover has the biggest impact on your book because let’s face it, people always judge a yearbook by its cover. Follow this checklist to make sure your yearbook cover is one for the books. Readable and Relatable Make sure your cover is readable and relatable…

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Walsworth has new adviser tools to make your first year a success Imagine being a teacher entering your first year on one of the most demanding jobs in the school, and before it ever gets started, the world is stricken by a global pandemic that fundamentally changes your entire school. The anxiousness, the nervousness, the…

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October 13, 2021 / Fall 2021

Check your mail because the fall 2021 Idea File magazine is now out and on its way to a mailbox near you. If you just can’t wait another minute, you can view the online version right now! We have three great feature articles packed with great information. One is focused on resources for first- and…

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August 17, 2021 / Curriculum / Fall 2020 / Staff Management

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks Grading the yearbook is difficult and often leads to more questions than answers when designing a curriculum to meet your school policy. Without traditional assignments and exams, the bulk of the grades focus on the deadlines leading up to the finished product of your yearbook. This can be achieved by dividing…

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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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