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 16: QUITTING

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Our society tends to place a negative connotation on the idea of quitting, which causes some of us to try to stick things out until we’re overworked, stressed out, or burnt out. On the flip side, some of us quit some things too quickly because it’s the easiest way out. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike advises that it’s OK to quit something if you decide that your time and energy are meant to do something better or something more you.

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Season 6
EPISODE 14: EMPOWERMENT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft describes how empowerment can be viewed as a process in which we get stronger, one step at a time.

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Season 6
EPISODE 02: How To Ask

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike suggests asking others for help in a way that shows them how much you respect their time and their contributions, and emphasizes how important it is to offer something before you ask for something.

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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 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 21: JARED LEAF

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Jared Leaf was a great student athlete whose dreams were knocked off track when his college apartment started on fire. On this episode […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 07: DJ RASHIDA

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Having goals and dreams is common, but being fully ready for your moment when the opportunity arises is not. On this episode […]

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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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