of the day where I can take a deep breath and spend time
being creative alongside my students. We
have a very open environment where we share ideas and issues openly. However, building up this type of environment
does take some time and nurturing. Even
though students take a lead role in this class, it is important to set the stage for a structured class right from the
start. Here are my top 5 ways to kick
off the yearbook class!
cannot be a cliché in a yearbook class if things are going to run smoothly.
While I do typically assign students individual tasks to complete regarding
pages and photography, etc. if we are going to make the most out of everyone’s
talents and time, the staff must learn to lean on one another. By the same token, each staff member must
step up to the plate to be reliable. One
successful teamwork activity I have done is The Marshmallow Challenge. We simply did the challenge as instructed on
the website, and we did have some winners!
More important than winning (Because I gave them all candy anyway!),
though, I had students reflect on their process afterwards. It was crucial that
they talked through the process to determine what worked and what didn’t.
|Yearbook Marshmallow Teamwork Challenge|
|Yearbook Back to School Activity|
ensure all ads are evenly distributed and sold and that all pages are assigned
evenly and are being maintained we keep tally in Excel.
sure to keep a printed copy and an electronic copy up-to-date of the ladder! It
is tragic if something happens to the ladder!
also publish all due dates at the beginning of the year so staffers can take
ownership in managing their time getting pages complete.
|100 Days of Yearbook Bell Ringers|
|Change It Up POCOHI Yearbook Staff Shirts|
|Over the Moon Back to School Cookie Topper Printable|
synergy this year!