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 4

EPISODE 28: TONY HAWK

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – For our final episode of the The Harbor by Jostens for this school year, we are joined by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. Mike and Tony talk about Tony’s experience in high school, how excelling at his sport brought him unexpected fame, and the importance of humility. We’ll return with new episodes next fall!

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Season 4
EPISODE 23: FAILURE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – People respond to failure in different ways. Typically, people let it stop them, define them, or drive them. On this episode of The […]

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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 1
EPISODE 20: THE DINGO

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The Dingo is an action sports personality who dreamed of becoming a pro athlete. When he realized that his dream was not realistic, he persevered and used his failures as a platform to achieve success.

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Season 1
EPISODE 18: TOMMY REYNOLDS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Tommy Reynolds lost everything with the market crashed. It took hitting rock bottom for him to find his passion, and it took years of hard work with little return before he achieved his dream.

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