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 23: Equity vs. Equality

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Celebrating diversity is about taking the time to acknowledge our differences and then taking action to embrace them. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, guest Cammy Watkins breaks down the differences between equity and equality, and how equity goes a step further by recognizing that everyone starts with unique advantages and disadvantages, and therefore needs different solutions in order to establish fair access and opportunity. In turn, this process leads to a stronger sense of community.

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Season 6
EPISODE 19.5: ROOTED IN LOVE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike takes to the crate to acknowledge the challenges we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, issuing a call to action for all of us to find ways to build community, take care of one another, and stay rooted in love.

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Season 6
EPISODE 03: CLIQUES

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike highlights that we all share a responsibility to create positive school spirit and community in our schools, and we do that when we start celebrating each other.

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Season 5
EPISODE 27: Communication

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Communication is an important life skill and one that’s integral to being an effective leader. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 18: WYN WILEY

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Many young people fall victim to comparing their abilities to that of professionals and become frustrated. It takes time and hard work […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 17: SARAH EDWARDS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Sarah Edwards, Founder of the organization I AM, shares how one small act of […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 9: SCHOOL SPIRIT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – A common question among student leaders is, “How do we increase school spirit?” On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 6: CIVIC DUTY

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The future of our country is dependent on how well we — and especially young people — exercise our civic duties. On […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 27: AWARENESS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike recognizes that being aware of the needs of the community is everyone’s responsibility.

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