Nothing is better than the clatter and chatter in the hallways. It signifies the beginning of a new school year. To us, it means the season for creating an amazing yearbook begins. From your Jostens family, welcome back to another school year. Let’s capture those memories together.
For Yearbook Advisers
Six Tips for Building Your Team
Building your (best) team at the beginning of the year is easy to accomplish if you have a plan.
Create a culture of high expectations. Have your staff members set personal and staff goals. Review them after each deadline.
Teach, Teach, Teach
Create mini-lessons to teach caption writing, headline writing, design and copy writing. The time you invest teaching your staff will pay off in the content.
Advisers need to attend professional development workshops with other yearbook advisers. Get involved in your state journalism organizations and Journalism Education Association. Establish a professional learning community with other advisers.
Invest in photo training and money in photo equipment. Great pictures make great yearbooks and keep your student body happy.
Make the staff room a fun place to hang out. Celebrate birthdays, achievements. Showcase great student work. Praise often. Talk to each staff emmber and get to know each other. Establish a buddy system. Create a safe and nurturing environment.
Seriously, Not Seriously
Keep in mind that no matter the whirlwinds you might face this year, your staff is capturing your school’s unique message. That’s something to be proud of.
Brainstorming helps us see a world of unlimited possibilities
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.
— Albert Einstein
ARTICLES FROM OUR EXPERTS
Building stronger teams and better books
Start the school year with energy and enthusiasm for capturing unforgettable moments.
Seasoned yearbook adviser Kristen Scott shares her strategies for a great start.read more
Each month, we will select an adviser and student who show exemplary skills in the classroom. Congratulations to the 2018 September nominees.read more
Having students develop their own rubric makes the evaluation tool you use both realistic and helpful.read more
Yearbook Pro Tips
Jostens Yearbook Workshops
From theme creation to design principles, a Jostens Yearbook workshop goes well beyond the basics. Our hands-on immersive experiences will teach your yearbook staff how to create and sell something truly amazing.
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The Magic of Monarch
Whether 30,000 feet in the air or at a coffee shop, Monarch gives you and your staff access to the latest versions of powerful Adobe products from anywhere at anytime. Design and create your yearbook using full-versions of Adobe® InDesign® and Adobe Photoshop® all accessed from a browser.