Getting the staff organized to start the year
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
It’s inevitable. Summer is starting to wind down and the start of the new school year is fast approaching for many yearbook staffs.
Recently in the Yearbooks Blog, we shared Walsworth’s First 30 Days lesson plan, which provides an outline advisers can follow to teach the fundamentals of yearbook over that crucial first month.
The First 30 Days is an awesome resource, and there are also hundreds of articles in the Yearbooks Blog that can help you with the beginning of the year. Here are a few:
- Is your yearbook room organized and set up? In a previous Idea File magazine feature, Walsworth’s Elizabeth Braden took a look at how some yearbook staffs turn their room at school into a comfortable home away from home.
- Have you laid out specific job descriptions for your staff? Take a look at this post, which provides detailed descriptions of some common yearbook staff positions. The staff will function better if everyone knows their role, and what is expected of them.
- Speaking of expectations established at the start of the year, that’s exactly what former adviser Kim Praser always tried to do with her staff. In this outstanding article, Praser shares how she got the year started with proper communication and assessments of every student.