“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan
SEL Connection: Some students are born with charisma and a quick wit but they’re not always the ones that will get an “A” in your class. Then there are the ones who may be a little shy, but they are intelligent and always work diligently to get the best grades. Your classes are full of individuals who value success in different ways.
Claim: Here NBA basketball player Michael Jordan offers a prescription for success. Individual talents can only bring about fleeting successes. Wisdom and teamwork are what are needed to win championships.
Counterclaim: But even the smartest team that works together won’t win championships without individual talent. When the going gets tough, individuals need to step up to ensure success.
Essential Question: Try putting this question on the board to get a conversation going about success – Can you be successful on your own?
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