Welcome To Yearbook Love by Jostens

Welcome Back

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.

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Expectations

Create a culture of high expectations. Have your staff members set personal and staff goals. Review them after each deadline.

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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.

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Adviser Training

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.

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Photography

Invest in photo training and money in photo equipment. Great pictures make great yearbooks and keep your student body happy.

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Fun

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.

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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.

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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.

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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OUR PRODUCTS

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.