Fall 2018 issue of Idea File will help your yearbook staff create a firm foundation

The Fall 2018 issue of Idea File magazine, all about getting organized for the first half of the year, is now available in our Idea File gallery.

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Staff Management

Building and balancing staff morale is not an easy task. On the Musket staff at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., we spent a few years trying different activities, strategies and processes, and hit upon a blend of these that assisted in creating a positive, productive environment.

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February 28, 2018 / Curriculum / New Advisers / Staff Management

In a yearbook utopia, the new teacher would have a journalism degree, take photos like a pro, be able to manage a group of teenagers with aplomb and truly understand the importance of deadlines in the production of any publication. In reality, though, the yearbook adviser many times has little or no publishing experience and only lasts an average of two years. Following these tips can lead to happier advisers who stick with the job.

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In a professional development class called “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL), I was introduced to many new strategies to make learning accessible to all my students regardless of ability. One of the strategies is called “synectics,” which derives from the Greek “syn” and “ektos,” and refers to the fusion of diverse ideas. In practice, students…

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February 1, 2017 / New Advisers / News

Walsworth Yearbooks announced the publication Wednesday of Our Best Advice: Lessons for New Advisers from the Yearbook Experts – a new eBook filled with valuable tips on a wide-ranging variety of yearbook topics. A free copy of Our Best Advice can be downloaded by visiting https://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/bestadvice. Created for new yearbook advisers, but also applicable to…

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December 9, 2015 / Staff Fun / Staff Management

With the holidays and winter break fast approaching, your yearbook staff probably has important work that needs to be wrapped up before everyone heads out. At the same time, now is the perfect time to reward the group and mix in a little bit of fun to keep things energized heading into the second half…

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November 23, 2015 / Staff Management

Many yearbook staffs have already begun dealing with their first page deadlines of the year over the last couple weeks, and many more will be tackling deadlines in the weeks ahead before winter break. It can be a challenging time for everyone. But deadlines don’t have to be stressful. Take a look at these posts…

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July 30, 2015 / Staff Management

Yearbook is hard work, and everyone needs a break from hard work now and then. Both yearbook production and fun activities should foster a unified, family-like atmosphere that will relieve stress, provide motivation and team-building opportunities and make for great memories. The list of tips below is by no means complete, but try some of these ideas for making yearbook fun.

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