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 28: Showing Up

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Many of us have experienced stepping onto the field, the court, or the stage; looking around to see who’s in the audience; and felt our performance impacted by that statement of support (or lack thereof). In the final episode of the sixth season of The Harbor by Jostens, we witness an example of how simply showing up for other student groups can help improve a school’s climate, culture, and sense of community.

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Season 6
EPISODE 07: SELF-REFLECTION

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Spending time reflecting can be scary, but it’s critical to gaining insights about ourselves and others. Mike shares how reflecting on his setbacks and successes has made him a better boss, coworker, and leader.

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Season 6
EPISODE 03: CLIQUES

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike highlights that we all share a responsibility to create positive school spirit and community in our schools, and we do that when we start celebrating each other.

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Season 5
EPISODE 22: Distracted

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Having computers in our pockets can connect us to the world in unprecedented ways, but it can also leave us in a […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 20: Perspective

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike sees perspective as a soft skill that can be practiced and developed — and one that’s essential to becoming a good […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 21:EJAY O'DONNELL

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Ejay O’Donnell, Vice President of diecutstickers.com, reminds us that life is fragile and hopes that we focus on how we treat others – as humans, not robots.

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Season 2
EPISODE 6: DIGITAL DETOX

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – A call to students to be present with people and take time away from their devices.

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Season 2
EPISODE 2: STORIES NOT STUFF

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – A lesson on defining yourself through life experiences rather than the things you own.

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Season 1
EPISODE 4: DISTRACTIONS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike takes on the topic of distractions, namely those brought on by smart devices and social media, and recommends taking a “digital detox.”

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