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 09: HONORING THE ABSENT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Speaking negatively about other people often comes from a place of low self-esteem or feeling threatened by the success of others — and it can be very detrimental to establishing trust within a group or a community. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike and guest Tom Cody challenge gossipers to examine why they gossip and offer tips on how to redirect their energy into being more positive contributors to society.

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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 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 1
EPISODE 19: STEVE ROSENFIELD

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Photographer Steve Rosenfield shares his journey culminating in the “What I Be Project,” a platform which encourages others to share their insecurity with the world.

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