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January 20, 2023 / Staff Management

For most people, January is the calm after the holiday rush. For yearbook advisers, I would say it is the opposite. In my case, my last day with my students was Dec. 14, and I didn’t see any of them again until Jan. 9, which was the first day of a new semester, with just…

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Who doesn’t love a good folder hack? Utilizing a folder system for your staff to keep important documents will provide you and your team with a one-stop-shop for all things yearbook. Here are some essentials you need to consider for your staff folders. Folder Types Folders with pockets are ideal for this system since you…

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Students sitting at a table and looking at the yearbook. Some students are masked.
May 10, 2022 / Coverage / Design / Staff Management

The final deadline has passed, and your book has been submitted. Now what? If you have a spring delivery, you might be struggling to find something to do with your staff for the rest of the school year. As a brand-new yearbook adviser, I know I was. Although I’ve taught English for nearly 20 years,…

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Three students outside hugging each other and smiling
March 30, 2022 / Staff Management

What’s the worst thing that could happen the day after you submit your yearbook? The plant accidentally losing all your work and having to rewrite all your spring sports pages again? This didn’t happen, of course, but when the staff walked into class expecting a relaxing day for the first time in weeks, this is…

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