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: 11 PRIVILEGE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Understanding privilege means recognizing the advantages that some of us have relative to others because of our life circumstances, which are often out of our control and can change over time. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike and students demonstrate how privilege impacts many of our opportunities; and urges us to have conversations about how those with more privilege can use it to help those with less privilege.

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Season 6
EPISODE 10: EVENTS VS. INTENT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike suggests that event organizers keep their focus on the intent behind their event — and to measure their success not upon attendance, but upon whether or not their attendees were impacted in the way that they intended.

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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 5
EPISODE 08: Diversity & Inclusion

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Through the Internet and social media, it’s easy for anyone to share their opinion, but sometimes, it’s not as easy to listen. […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 16: CARLOS NAVARRO

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Carlos Navarro immigrated from Cuba to the United States. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Carlos describes the culture shock and […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 12: CHANGE YOUR WORLD

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike tells the story of how he befriended a boy named Calvin, an “invisible” student who ultimately shaped Mike into the person he is today.

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