Happy Headlines, Magnificent Mods

Once again, hosts Mike Taylor, CJE, and Jim Jordan turned it out with a yearbook webinar. Happy Headlines, Magnificent Mods: Eye-catching Design Elements in Your Yearbook focused on design. Couldn’t make it live? That’s OK – the recording is now available!

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Teaching Moments

We see yearbooks that come in all varieties. The yearbook cover has the biggest impact on your book because let’s face it, people always judge a yearbook by its cover. Follow this checklist to make sure your yearbook cover is one for the books. Readable and Relatable Make sure your cover is readable and relatable…

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March 26, 2015 / Spring 2015 / Teaching Moments

After many years of being a yearbook adviser and journalism teacher, I was in a rut. At the end of the 2014 school year, I vowed I would revamp my curriculum and try to find new and exciting ways to introduce the world of journalism to my students. There was a buzz in the teaching community about a technique call the Flipped Classroom.

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December 16, 2014 / Fall 2014 / Teaching Moments

It was my first year as yearbook adviser. With much anticipation, I could not wait to get started. After more than 20 years of experience in Marketing and Communications, this should be a great adventure! The opportunity to guide and direct students to be creative, to teach layout, proper use of fonts, and to create a piece of history seemed like a dream come true.

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March 18, 2014 / Spring 2014 / Teaching Moments

Three years ago, a “spread” was Mom’s Thanksgiving dinner on the dining room table. A “gutter” was what I helped Dad clean leaves out of in the fall. A yearbook was what I automatically received every year in college, but to which I paid little attention.

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October 16, 2012 / Fall 2012 / Teaching Moments

Advising a middle school yearbook staff sometimes feels like a game of telephone. Remember that game? You whisper, “I like cheese,” to the first person in line, only to end up with, “Did you know that Sarah is dating Bobby?” at the end of the line.

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