Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

From having a full candy jar in the room to sitting in the same editor seat each year, one thing that comes with being a yearbook editor is keeping traditions alive. Once spring rolls around, it’s time for editors to pass their batons to the new chosen editors for the...
11 Ways to Make Distribution Special

11 Ways to Make Distribution Special

The book is finished, but the year isn’t over yet. There is still a book to distribute. A yearbook’s arrival should be a celebrated event. Create staff shirts related to the theme or cover to wear during the distribution event. Generate excitement about...
Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

My first year as yearbook adviser began when I was hired a couple days before the start of the school year. I inherited the staff, the theme and everything done the way they did it the year before. Before the start of my second year as an adviser, I decided to take a...
The Final Deadline Push

The Final Deadline Push

­­­Spring is the time of year that the exhaustion begins to show and the students really need a little extra motivation, especially when it’s the season for final deadlines. There are several things you can do so when crunch time really hits, the students know what to...
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...