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 06: SELF-CONFIDENCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Confidence can be described as making the most of momentum; allowing small victories to build on one another and then leaning into your moments of success. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares his advice for growing your self-confidence and spreading that confidence around to others in need.

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Season 5
EPISODE 28: Jealousy

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Jealousy and comparison are poisons that hinder us from focusing on improving ourselves and our own lives. On the season five finale […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 20: VON MILLER

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Superbowl 50 MVP Von Miller joins Mike to talk about his high school career, playing football, […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 24: FAILURE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Failure is inevitably a part of everyone’s life. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, we hear students’ perspectives on failure and […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 19: INSECURITIES

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Insecurities affect us all. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, dozens of high school students give us their perspectives on their insecurities […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 14: KELIA MONIZ

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, professional surfer and Roxy model, Kelia Moniz, shows that confidence and true beauty are found only […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 12: DANNY EVANS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Danny Evans, Vice President of Marketing for Ethika, discusses peer pressure. He points out that being […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 3: LACEY HENDERSON

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – It’s easy for teens and adults alike to struggle with body image. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Paralympic athlete Lacey Henderson […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 1: KELSEA BALLERINI

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Country music singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini talks about the importance of individuality.

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Season 2
EPISODE 20: DEFINING YOURSELF

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike encourages students to define themselves rather than allow media, family, and peer expectations to control their choices.

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Season 2
EPISODE 18: NIKKI SIEGEL

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Nikki, the Outreach Director at The Bay, talks about the power of hope for everyone.

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Season 2
EPISODE 17: PRESSURE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike describes some of the pressures to fit in and urges students to be true to themselves.

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Season 1
EPISODE 15: JEN ARAGON

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Fitness professional Jen Aragon shares her journey toward feeling comfortable with her body and appearance, and the importance of spiritual and mental health in being able to truly love herself.

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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 6: KEVIN LAUE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The incredible success story of Kevin Laue, a former Division I basketball player who didn’t let being born with one arm stop him from pursuing his dreams.

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