Yearbook advisers last an average of three years on the job, but Jim Jordan is retiring at the end of this school year with more than 10 times that tenure. He has been a yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California for 35 years. Under his leadership the Decamhian yearbook has…
Walsworth Yearbooks will kick off its new monthly webinar series when Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor, CJE, hosts Mirror, mirror on the wall: How to recruit the best yearbook staff of all! on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., Central time. As you work on wrapping up your 2017 books, it’s time to start looking toward…
A writing assignment for an AP Literature class turned into a heartfelt essay about the meaning of yearbook. Emily Fogleman spent three years on the yearbook staff at Southern Alamance High School in Graham, North Carolina, serving as editor-in-chief in 2016, her senior year. Last spring, her AP Literature class was assigned to write an…
Taking the reins of a yearbook staff is scary, and reorganizing the staff sounds like the worst idea coming into your role as editor-in-chief. But change can be your friend if you approach it confidently and trust your team.
Successful teachers know their classroom should be an inviting place that aids learning. If your students are spending afternoons, nights and weekends in there also, as yearbook staff members often do, maybe your room should be more than that.
Yearbook production is a year-round job. Even before your staff and your school are celebrating the distribution of your current yearbook, you have already started planning for the next one.
Facebook continues to be a fun way to see what all your friends and colleagues are doing and to stay in touch with former students and classmates, but it can also be an integral part of teaching and producing a yearbook.
One of the most important tasks you will tackle in wrapping up this year’s yearbook and getting ready for next year is organizing the yearbook room. This list of tasks will help get you headed in the right direction.
Using job descriptions to organize staff lets each student know what is expected, and lets you see if every job that needs to be done is covered. Yearbook production flows much more smoothly and deadlines are easier to meet when the staff knows what part they play in the process.
A yearbook editor I knew was proactive in guarding against ethical abuse practiced by anyone on the publication staff. On the first day of school, she had each staff member complete a questionnaire, and she reviewed the answers at each deadline when copy and layouts were submitted.