Character Development. One Episode at a time.


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.

All Harbor episodes are copyright Jostens 2015-2020.

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Season 6

EPISODE 28: Showing Up

Many of us have experienced stepping onto the field, the court, or the stage; looking around to see who’s in the audience; and felt our performance impacted by that statement of support (or lack thereof). In the final episode of the sixth season of The Harbor by Jostens, we witness an example of how simply showing up for other student groups can help improve a school’s climate, culture, and sense of community.

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Season 6

Mike highlights that we all share a responsibility to create positive school spirit and community in our schools, and we do that when we start celebrating each other.

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Season 3

A common question among student leaders is, “How do we increase school spirit?” On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares how his college…

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