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 6


Today’s media pundits thrive on stoking fear around where our culture is headed, and particularly, about the role that technology will play in our future. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, guest Pascal Finette encourages us to transition into a more non-linear and exponential way of thinking; to consider how technology could actually be our most powerful tool for solving the world’s problems.

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Season 5
EPISODE 26: Pivot

Learning how to pivot is essential to navigating setbacks and failures, but being able to change directions on a moment’s notice requires that you know your…

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Season 5
EPISODE 24: Solutions > Problems

It’s easy to focus on the problems in our lives, but reframing our perspective to focus more on the solutions can help us achieve greatness. In…

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