Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions for the New Year

Creating a set of New Year’s resolutions seems to be a right of passage at the beginning of each new year. The challenge, as many studies confirm, is keeping the commitment strong throughout the spring. As yearbookers, we have a unique opportunity to create...
Journey From Staffer to Adviser

Journey From Staffer to Adviser

My passion for yearbook began when I was a junior in high school. I was recruited to join the staff by my English teacher, Liz Walsh. Little did I know, that moment would begin my path toward my career: a yearbook adviser and English teacher. I absolutely loved being...
Don’t wait. Celebrate!

Don’t wait. Celebrate!

It’s the stuff that wakes a yearbook adviser in the middle of the night. Did we check to make sure all the people pictured on the endsheets are really our students? Did we spell sophomore correctly in the people section? Was the volume number on the cover the right...
For the Good of Yearbook

For the Good of Yearbook

We spent an hour and a half diverted from our work, but ended the day feeling more energized than ever about doing it. This week, our Jostens marketing team in Minneapolis braved the cooler weather to put on a Costume Pot-Luck extravaganza (unofficial title, but...
Creating your best team

Creating your best team

Just as a soccer team, yearbook staffs that work as a team create the best yearbooks and enjoy an incredible production experience. Building your team requires planning and will not happen on its own. Here are three ideas to help build your team. Question of the day...
Celebrating National Yearbook Week

Celebrating National Yearbook Week

Happy National Yearbook Week! During the week of October 2-6, 2017, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see our social sweepstakes. Links to our channels are at the bottom of the page. Five Days of Fun Celebrate each day of National Yearbook...
A teacher’s best friend

A teacher’s best friend

Very often, a teacher’s best friend is a contest. It is hard to imagine anything more naturally motivating. Very often students will work hard for a contest when almost nothing else can get them interested. Furthermore, as we look more closely at training our students...
Celebrations and Farewells

Celebrations and Farewells

The hard work is over. Time to celebrate the year and bid farewell to those moving on. Recognizing your hard work and staff ranges from the yearbook distribution event to yearbook staff banquets and celebrations. Here are some of our fav ideas. Champlin High School...
Celebrating the Teachers

Celebrating the Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner (May 1–5). This is an opportunity for yearbook staffs to appreciate all the teachers who have impacted the yearbook program. Planning the week and doing the activities are great things to do if the book is finished....