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 16: QUITTING

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Our society tends to place a negative connotation on the idea of quitting, which causes some of us to try to stick things out until we’re overworked, stressed out, or burnt out. On the flip side, some of us quit some things too quickly because it’s the easiest way out. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike advises that it’s OK to quit something if you decide that your time and energy are meant to do something better or something more you.

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Season 5
EPISODE 26: Pivot

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Learning how to pivot is essential to navigating setbacks and failures, but being able to change directions on a moment’s notice requires […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 10: Courage

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – When Mike spoke with Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry about the meaning of courage, he learned that heroes are all around us, putting other people first for the right reasons — not for recognition.

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Season 5
EPISODE 09: Graduation

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Graduation is one of the biggest events of our lives and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 02: CORE VALUES

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Have you ever asked yourself why you do the things you do? What factors guide your decision-making, and ultimately, how you live […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 22: ERIN STANCZYK

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this week’s episode of The Harbor by Jostens, lifestyle coach and blogger, Erin Stanczyk, shares how three simple, daily actions can affect […]

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Season 1
EPISODE 11: AARON DAVIS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Motivational speaker Aaron Davis outlines three important choices we have in our lives and how our responses to these choices will determine our path toward success.

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