Posts in category Staff Management

Year-end: Clean Up, Clean Up

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“Barney & Friends,” a PBS series which ran from 1992-2009, featured a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex. You may remember his clean-up song: “Clean up clean up everybody everywhere. Clean up clean up everybody do your share.” Have your staff sing along with Barney’s signature song as they clean out closets, cabinets and cubbies (they’ll be just irritated enough to stay focused). Read More »

Yearbook staff add-ons: the YSM, the SMM and the Ghostbuster

Yearbook Add-Ons

Whether you organize your staff by sections (sports, student life, academics, etc.) or function (copy, design, photography), consider adding a few critical positions to your staff.

Too often students and parents aren’t aware of the yearbook sale until it’s too late. Read More »

You could win $500 in our photo contest!

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Balfour’s Great Shot Photo Contest has begun! And this time the assignment is Emotion.

No matter where you are in the production process, photo skills need to continue to be improved and reinforced. For interesting photo opportunities, school events provide the actions and reactions of students and staff.

If you are looking for ways to showcase, reinforce and reward photo skills, enter Balfour’s Great Shot Photo Contest. Deadline to enter is April 22.

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What now? Use end-of-the-year projects to motivate students

End-of-Year projects

What’s that saying about idle hands? It’s not what you want to face the last quarter of the school year. When the book is done, keep the staff busy doing useful work. Read More »

Way to go! Motivation via appreciation

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It’s that time of the year. Inertia has set in and your students are stuck. (Metaphorically, the gas is no longer getting to the engine.) At this point, an adviser’s encouragement only goes so far. Read More »