Character Development. One Episode at a time.

HARBOR EPISODES

The Harbor, featuring Mike Smith and guests, facilitates the teaching of character development in classrooms by showcasing tangible life lessons through a school year's worth of episodes with rich, raw and engaging video content. Designed for the classroom, Renaissance members have access to a downloadable critical thinking discussion guide to foster student-led discussions for each episode

All six seasons and 160 episodes are listed below, with most recent episodes at the top. Use the "Browse by Keyword" link below to see topics covered and filter episodes by topic.

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Season 6

EPISODE 13: Freshman Orientation

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Starting high school can be quite intimidating, and a lot can change between a student’s freshman and senior year. In this special episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike offers advice to incoming freshmen on being yourself, developing healthy habits, and paying attention to the unsung heroes on your campus.

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Season 4
EPISODE 09: DARIUS GLOVER

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Darius Glover was in a motocross accident that left him paralyzed when he was 15. As soon as he got out of […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 01: HOW TO START

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Some students know what they want to do and where they want to go, but they just don’t know how to start. […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 23: EDUCATION

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – ”Teachers are people too.” On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, educators from across the country sit on the crate to […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 26: KEVIN PEARCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce shows his resilience as he recovers from a traumatic head injury.

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Season 2
EPISODE 3: HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Tips on navigating high school from students who recently graduated.

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Season 1
EPISODE 8: SELF-TALK

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The way we talk to ourselves can greatly affect our mood, our behavior, and our day-to-day life. In this episode, Mike challenges students to think about how they talk to themselves.

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Season 1
EPISODE 5: SUCCESS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike discusses his views on success and what we can do to get one step closer to fulfilling our dreams.

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