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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Staff Management

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 9, 2020 / Curriculum / Fall 2020 / Staff Management

Grading yearbook is challenging. The bulk of yearbook work is focused on a final product, everyone has different deadlines and assignments, yet you still must keep assignments going into the grade book to meet school policy. This can be achieved by dividing assignments into four categories: weekly, quarterly, semesterly and overall assessment or classwork. While…

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I have been schooled. I attended the Becky Tate School of Google Forms. If you know Becky Tate, the yearbook adviser of Shawnee Mission North High School in Shawnee, Kansas, or if you know me, you understand that getting us to focus long enough to teach each other something is a miracle. But we did…

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May 11, 2020 / Marketing / Staff Management

It’s the question on everyone’s minds: how is yearbook distribution going to work this year? Social distancing, closed school buildings and elimination of shared surfaces added new twists we could have never predicted, but journalism adviser Carey Pung of Okeechobee High School in Okeechobee, Florida, didn’t let that stop him and his staff from a…

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April 21, 2020 / Staff Management

Yearbook distribution day is the day yearbookers look forward to all year. Even though your initial distribution plans may have been thwarted this year by COVID-19, there’s no need to worry! You will have to make some changes, but your distribution can still be wildly successful! Necessity produces creativity. While we’ll talk largely about spring…

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April 2, 2020 / Coverage / Staff Management

As the world faces an unprecedented situation, yearbook advisers and staffs are working to complete their books – a record of the year at their school. Walsworth Special Consultant Jim Jordan saw the work they’re doing, and was inspired to provide a platform for yearbookers to share the work they’re doing while COVID-19 affects our…

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