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 06: SELF-CONFIDENCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Confidence can be described as making the most of momentum; allowing small victories to build on one another and then leaning into your moments of success. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares his advice for growing your self-confidence and spreading that confidence around to others in need.

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Season 4
EPISODE 28: TONY HAWK

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk joins us to talk about his experience in high school, how excelling at his sport brought him unexpected fame, and the importance of humility.

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Season 3
EPISODE 27: JOHN HARBAUGH

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On the final episode of this season of The Harbor by Jostens, we give a sneak peek into our new episode format […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 26: PURPOSE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – It’s easy to fall into the trap of equating busyness to being on your way to success. Without focus in our daily […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 11: GRIT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike discusses a topic that studies have shown to be one of the most important factors […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 24: ARMANDO SANCHEZ

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – A high school student shares the pressure he had to pursue athletics and his decision to work toward his true passion: leadership.

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Season 2
EPISODE 4: TIME MANAGEMENT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike offers pointers on how to handle one of the greatest challenges for students: time management.

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Season 1
EPISODE 20: THE DINGO

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The Dingo is an action sports personality who dreamed of becoming a pro athlete. When he realized that his dream was not realistic, he persevered and used his failures as a platform to achieve success.

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Season 1
EPISODE 6: KEVIN LAUE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The incredible success story of Kevin Laue, a former Division I basketball player who didn’t let being born with one arm stop him from pursuing his dreams.

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Season 1
EPISODE 5: SUCCESS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike discusses his views on success and what we can do to get one step closer to fulfilling our dreams.

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