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 08: POSITIVITY & SOCIAL MEDIA

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Most of us spend a lot of our time online and on social media. As we do so, it’s important to remember that we all have control over the tone of our posts and what shows up in our social media feeds. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares some positive ways we can utilize social media to help avoid drama and celebrate all the great things that people are doing day in and day out.

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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 4
EPISODE 16: HANNAH HUSTON

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – In 2016 Hannah Huston was a finalist on reality TV show, “The Voice,” but before that, she was a pre-school teacher. On […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 13: SOCIAL MEDIA

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike challenged students across the country to take a 30 day digital detox from social media. In this episode of The Harbor […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 05: BULLYING

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike talks with students about their experiences with subtweeting, trolling, the bystander effect, and the tragic consequences bullying can have on a student.

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Season 3
EPISODE 4: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Social media has changed the way we look at the world and has done incredibly positive things, but we all know social […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 8: MATT SOETH

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Educator Matt Soeth, co-creator of #icanhelp, gives tips on how to take control of social media and turn it into a positive environment.

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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 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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