It can be tricky to retain members if the work becomes especially challenging, but also if it is boring. We know it can be a complicated task of organizing and conducting club meetings that are informative, productive and most of all, fun. Below are some tips to get you off on the right foot.
Known expectations produce better performance which leads to a great yearbook. On the other hand, giving titles to each student such as reporter, content editor, photographer, page designer etc., establishes a need for their existence in the class or club and increases their overall engagement.
New yearbook students will have the opportunity to shadow their mentor and at some point, be able to be a mentor another student. Also, in the groups or partnerships, they can edit and proofread over each other’s work before it goes to the advisor (you!) or an editor.
Your badges should be established by what are the most pressing things you want your students to learn or master. Other incentives can come from completion of a spread or section and result in ice cream socials or pizza parties. Students can’t resist food, candy and prizes!