Here’s how you can turn your yearbook distribution into a “Big Event”

Students love signing yearbooks for their friends. It’s one of the aspects of a yearbook that makes it so memorable and so much fun to look back on years later. Walsworth can help you promote a signing party that will be one of the big events of the year at your school.

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Quality yearbook content is reflective of the school population… So shouldn’t the staff be as well? At the front of the room, surrounded by boxes of yearbooks, Faith Pagan addressed the class. For many high school sophomores, speaking to a room full of peers would instantly incite an anxiety attack, but Pagan had no problem…

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February 28, 2018 / Curriculum / New Advisers / Staff Management

In a yearbook utopia, the new teacher would have a journalism degree, take photos like a pro, be able to manage a group of teenagers with aplomb and truly understand the importance of deadlines in the production of any publication. In reality, though, the yearbook adviser many times has little or no publishing experience and only lasts an average of two years. Following these tips can lead to happier advisers who stick with the job.

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February 12, 2018 / Staff Fun / Staff Management

We know yearbook recruiting occurs year round, but with class selection and enrollment around the corner, right now is the most important time of year to focus on developing next year’s program. Check out Walsworth Yearbooks’ Recruiting Yearbook Staffs: Methods to the Madness eBook. It will help you develop an effective, organized recruiting effort for…

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Several years ago, I attended the ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute and came away with a plan to expand and grow our journalism program. At that time, I was the yearbook adviser and wanted to not only improve the yearbook, but revamp our struggling journalism program that includes newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine, as…

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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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August 21, 2017 / Staff Management

You are probably thinking this right now: You want me to actually teach yearbook? As if I didn’t have enough going on already — surly parents calling to complain, administrators wanting to “check” the yearbook spreads, computers that constantly crash, and a digital camera that now gives an error message whenever we need it most. The handouts from the last adviser seem to work just fine. Besides, I barely have time to get the yearbook done, let alone update the materials and try to teach the kids anything about yearbook or journalism.

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