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 5

EPISODE 25: Dreaming Differently

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – There’s a sense of safety and comfort in looking and acting the same way as everyone else, but if we’re to figure out who we actually are, we need to think and dream differently. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike encourages us to celebrate what makes us different by embracing who we are, cultivating our creativity, and learning to use our unique skills and talents to achieve greatness.

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Season 5
EPISODE 23: The First 10%

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike believes that the hardest part of starting anything is getting through the first 10%. The first 10% is often difficult, lonely, […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 15: JRNC I

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – At the 2018 Jostens Renaissance National Conference, Mike addressed hundreds of student leaders and leadership educators on how leadership is a lifestyle. In […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 14: Grit

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – We’re all faced with challenges every day, but it’s up to each one of us to decide how we’re going to approach […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 11: CLAIRE WINELAND

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Claire Wineland’s YouTube channel helps teach people about the realities of illness and death. Living with cystic fibrosis herself, 20 year-old Claire […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 04: JOHAN KHALILIAN

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Johan Khalilian is a speaker, author, actor, and content creator. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Johan shares the story of […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 03: ALYSIA KEZERIAN

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – As a college student, Alysia Kezerian had a hiking accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. On this episode of The […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 25: PATIENCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The need for instant gratification is growing in our society. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, speaker Aaron Davis shares the importance […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 11: GRIT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike discusses a topic that studies have shown to be one of the most important factors […]

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