By Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog
Throughout August 2011, we’ll be working on the concept of “teamwork.”
All our discussions and activities will aim to help our students understand that successful, collaborative teamwork can shorten the time, divide the effort, and increase the morale of a group who are working towards a common goal.
To inspire your own discussions at home, here are five of our all-time favorite quotes about teamwork:
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“Successful teams are powered by people who didn’t let individual egos get in the way of group triumph!”
—Dr. Robyn Silverman
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
“Individual commitment to a group effort? that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
There’s no better way to drive home the lessons we teach at Urban Martial Arts than by reinforcing them… well, at home!
To give you more ideas for conversation topics, here’s a run-down of what we’ll be discussing this month:
Week 1 Teamwork defined: What is a team? What is teamwork?
Week 2 What makes a team succeed or fail? Sportsmanship, attitude, character, effort
Week 3 How can I contribute and what can I learn? Leadership, strengths, & lessons
Week 4 When should I stand up vs stand strong together? Disagreements & compromise
We’d love to hear how your conversations go with your child so do share with us!
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