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May the Theme be With You

A long time ago, in a yearbook room far, far away...

A yearbook staff was struggling to find their theme for the year. They had not learned of the exercises that could lead them down the path to find the perfect theme for that year.

The Force was not yet strong with them, but it would be.

May the Theme be With You

Did a disturbance in the Force prevent you from joining us for the live presentation of May the Theme be With You? That’s okay, the dark side hasn’t won yet! Fill out the form below to watch the recording. Hosts Mike Taylor, CJE, Jim Jordan and some special members of the rebel forces join together to defeat the plans of the dark side: not finding the perfect theme for your 2023 school year.

Come channel the Force with us to find your theme!


About the hosts

Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism Specialist with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production for 13 years at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, Taylor has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their full potential.

He is also the host of the Ask Mike podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.

Jim Jordan is the former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and now a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks. Jim was JEA’s National Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 1996, and his yearbook staffs at Del Campo were frequent award winners. In 2019, he was honored by JEA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

He is also the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.