Making It Work, Part 1

How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!

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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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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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March 11, 2019 / Systems of Success

It always comes down to this. Your final deadline is just days away and there are way too many pages left to finish. There it is.  That image of Sisyphus pushing the rock up the hill. The peak is within reach but the summit still seems a long way away. And the stone is huge…

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January 22, 2019 / Systems of Success

Whether it’s your first year as adviser or your 30th, one ongoing task that you will always be working on is recruiting. Each and every year, you must find willing, talented, hard-working students and convince them that they want to sign up to be a member of staff and help create the book with you.…

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