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 4


When Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi were sophomores in high school, they didn’t feel there were enough conversations in the classroom about race. To address this problem, they interviewed people with varying life experiences and turned it into a curriculum for the classroom. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike talks to Winona and Priya about their curriculum and their plans for it now that they have graduated from high school.

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Season 3

”Teachers are people too.” On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, educators from across the country sit on the crate to give their perspectives on…

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