The Yearbooking Report Podcast
The Yearbooking Report, February 2021

The Yearbooking Report, February 2021

February 21, 2021

As yearbook staffs navigate this very challenging school year, what are the technology tools that keep Jostens schools ahead? And how did they come about? Listen to a fascinating interview with Jostens Product Director John Dalke as we talk some tech, find out more about some great yearbooking tools and look to the future. 

The Yearbooking Report, January 2021

The Yearbooking Report, January 2021

January 18, 2021

It's a new year but the same problems - how to make a great yearbook during a crazy pandemic? In this episode we talk with a true award-winning yearbooking legend, Jostens Ambassador and retired adviser Margaret Sorrows. The conversation goes from tips on great yearbook making and motivating kids to do good work to dealing with stress in this insane year, with some valuable adviser for newer advisers as well. Grab a good beverage and get some terrific advice and inspiration from Margaret!

The Yearbooking Report, December 2020

The Yearbooking Report, December 2020

December 19, 2020

Whew, what a year. Many folks are essentially stumbling into the holiday break. This month Scott has a special edition filled with tips, ideas, advice and more for yearbook advisers right now and some just for educators anywhere. Is your school or yearbook staff considering these ideas? 

How can teachers get re-motivated? How can struggling students get rewarded? How can you possibly finish the yearbook this year? 

Sit back, relax, grab a beverage and enjoy the listening. This crazy year 2020 can't end soon enough - and we'll get back to our regular programming in mid January!

The Yearbooking Report, November 2020

The Yearbooking Report, November 2020

November 16, 2020

As we head into holiday season in the most bizarre year ever, many yearbook staffs are beginning to create their page layouts for their historic 2021 book. But how to do that well? Get lots of great tips, ideas and inspiration from Jostens Creative Account Manager Tina Cleavelin in this month's episode, along with some great advice for rookie advisers this year and for ALL advisers on just how to hang on this year during this COVID madness. Listen, learn and enjoy!

The Yearbooking Report, October 2020

The Yearbooking Report, October 2020

October 18, 2020

What's it like to be a yearbook cover artist? This month Scott talks with Jostens artist Dylan Rush on a series of art topics - what's it like this challenging year? How is work different? What should a yearbook staff do to prep for their cover session? Are you born with artistic talent or is it learned? Hear some interesting insights on one of the key elements of any top yearbook, plus information on two great new Jostens innovations especially for this crazy year - Yearbook+ and Yearbook Express. Great listening for any yearbooker!!

The Yearbooking Report, September 2020

The Yearbooking Report, September 2020

September 24, 2020

In this craziest school year ever, what to do with your yearbooking efforts? This month Scott is joined by Jostens Creative Accounts Manager Jeff Moffitt, a veteran yearbook journalist who shares lots of ideas and inspiration for any yearbook adviser and staff during this tumultuous year. Listen also for some thoughts about the future of education and yearbooking, see if you agree!

The Yearbooking Report, August 2020

The Yearbooking Report, August 2020

August 17, 2020

Welcome back to a new school year. and perhaps the most historic school year EVER. With all of the challenges facing teachers and students this year, how can a yearbook adviser lead their group if they're not all together? Listen for some great advice from adviser Erika Lin Payne of The Rock Academy in San Diego, CA, although for the past year she's been living in Kentucky, over 2,000 miles away! And she's about to do it again!

Listen to how Erika led her staff remotely long before the "virus" showed up and disrupted everyone. Get some tips and ideas for any adviser because, sure enough, schools are going remotely again. Erika did it - you can too!

The Yearbooking Report, July 2020

The Yearbooking Report, July 2020

July 9, 2020

Here's a second SPECIAL summer edition of the Report as yearbook advisers and staffs prepare to take on storytelling in what will be the most disrupted school year EVER. And instead of just the spring, this time it could be the entire school year. Rookie advisers could be overwhelmed by the challenges, while veteran advisers will hit problems they've probably never encountered before.

Host Scott Geesey discusses the situation and offers some simple advice on how to get things started and how to handle some of these possible roadblocks, along with key changes especially for this year to insure that your yearbooking effort is a great one. These ideas and tips are especially for yearbook staffers and rookie advisers, but successful veteran advisers can find some useful thoughts as well.

The key word here is SIMPLE - with teachers already overloaded by dealing with the COVID situation, what are some simple ideas to help make a great 2021 yearbook while juggling the other challenges brought on by the virus and health? It will mean some basic changes along the way but changes that will ultimately mean a better yearbooking effort now and then for years into the future...

The Yearbooking Report, June 2020

The Yearbooking Report, June 2020

June 16, 2020

It's a special edition of the Yearbooking Report as host Scott Geesey talks about this continued crazy situation we're in and looks ahead to the new school year, one that will be like no other. Could the disruptions to school happen all year long? Scott shares some laughs, some views, insights and ideas on how yearbook staffs can handle this new environment and how the idea of good storytelling may be perfect - and crucial - for 2021. 

Also listen and see how you can get a quick resource to help with a new storytelling strategy! 

The Yearbooking Report, May 2020

The Yearbooking Report, May 2020

May 21, 2020

WE MADE IT to the end of the most historic school year ever! As we conclude our season and school year listen for some great ideas and tips from veteran adviser Matt LaPorte from Las Vegas, NV. Probably one of the "coolest" advisers around, Matt shares some great ideas for any staff but we also take some time to look to the future - what will school be like in the fall? Will yearbooking somehow change now? Grab a pen and paper and take some notes from an outstanding young adviser, and also listen for more info on some great new yearbook tools this year from Jostens as well!

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