This week of May 6-10 was Teacher Appreciation Week, and for all of us at Walsworth Yearbooks, that was reason to celebrate. Students who shared their personal stories with us about a teacher who impacted their life in a positive way won a copy of the book, “Heart of a Teacher.”
An NSPA Best of Show award is a big deal, especially when you produce a middle school yearbook that comes in eighth against other high school yearbooks in the competition. But that’s what happened to the 2012 Scrapbook from Westfield Middle School.
Deborah Winkles’ teaching career brought her back to the Odyssey yearbook at Urbana High School this year. What she’s discovered is that while students haven’t changed, the technology certainly has.
The Journalism Education Association offers certificates for Certified Journalism Educator and Master Journalism Educator. One adviser explains why they are worth the effort to obtain.
My calendar on my desk reads like a roadmap of my chaotic life. It is ringed with coffee stains. Highlighted, double-checked and scratched out appointments and deadlines are scrawled across each week. But anyone familiar with the world of yearbooks knows a little bit of chaos is what keeps this industry running.
Walsworth has been busy this summer getting ready for the new school year. We have some new resources we think will make your job easier and help you produce the best yearbook possible.
Remember the camaraderie, excitement and motivation as you started your current yearbook? That is our idea of Yearbook Zen. Now you may be asking where the energy and time have gone as you are dreaming of your summer vacation. But it’s still a good time to get back to the idea of Yearbook Zen.
Yearbook Zen is a new weekly series that will give you simple, practical tips for creating yearbooks, along with a dose of encouragement to keep you inspired all year long.
Thirty years? Where did the time go? I am currently in the process of guiding my 30th staff through the challenging, but always amazing, journey of creating a yearbook.
At the moment the call came about a job interview for my current job as English teacher and newspaper adviser, and eventually yearbook adviser, at Orange Glen High School, I was straddling my fluorescent pink suitcase, waging war to close the bag’s zipper.