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.

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Season 6


We all make excuses for not doing things. Sometimes we have valid reasons, but often times, we make excuses like we “don’t have enough time” because we’re afraid of failure or judgement. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike challenges us to spend more time thinking about the things that matter to us — and to really question why we make the excuses we do.

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