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 10: EVENTS VS. INTENT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Event organizers can often get hung up in the nitty-gritty details of their event, especially when it comes to attendance numbers and who shows up. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike suggests that event organizers keep their focus on the intent behind their event — and to measure their success not upon attendance, but upon whether or not their attendees were impacted in the way that they intended.

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Season 6
EPISODE 05: LEADING BY EXAMPLE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike explores what living and leading by example means, and how leadership is contagious and can change the culture of a school.

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Season 5
EPISODE 16: JRNC II

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – In episode two of our series around the 2018 Jostens Renaissance National Conference, Mike brings three students onstage to field their questions and […]

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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 06: Activism

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – In a recent poll on his social media, Mike learned that over 60% of his followers believe they’re capable of making a […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 01: Leader's Mentality

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Leadership isn’t a title; it’s not a class; and it’s certainly not what you tell everyone you are. Leadership is a mentality and […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 15: LEADERSHIP

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike delves into the topic of leadership. In particular, he focuses on how leaders’ […]

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