What’s so great about consistency? Superficially, a fair question. However, if we try to recall any brand we associate with quality, it is usually one that has proven successful time and time again.
In one psychological experiment, a dollar bill was introduced with the head of the George Washington facing in the opposite direction. This ever-so-slightly unfamiliar note was consistently rated less valuable (in terms of what one could buy) despite being clearly labeled in exactly the same way, with the small exception. Participants of the study couldn’t explain their decisions, except to say that there is something bizarre about the bill that makes it somehow seem less valuable.
Some of you may say, I’m stretching things here a little, but please hear me out; I think it was all about ‘consistency’. Over a number of years, people have come to consistently associate the real dollar bill with a feeling of ‘worth’.
If we make another small leap of imagination, we can see how students who consistently attain good marks, regularly attend school and always aspire to do their best, develop a kind of psychological consistency, and ‘value’ in how they perceive themselves and their efforts. Not only that, I suspect this whole process kind of makes ‘normal’ that feeling of success; in other words: success breeds success. The more they aim to succeed, the more natural it feels, ergo the easier it becomes.
So, having motivated our children to succeed, this January…
...let’s keep them consistently succeeding! Let’s normalise success!
Dear friends! We are pleased to invite you to online presentations with the Management teams of CIS International School!
We are glad to invite you to an online seminar which will be held on 28th April on the Zoom platform.
Dear friends! This week CIS held an online seminar "Safe Behavior in Social Networks" for students and parents of our campuses.
We want to help take care of our students. We are glad to invite you to an online seminar "Safe Behavior in Social Networks" for children and parents of CIS campuses, which will be held on the Zoom platform.
Distance learning and the work of the school during quarantine.
Dear parents, We have today been informed by the Ministry of Education that all schools must close for from Monday 16th March 2020.
Dear CIS community, We recognize that the volume of messages from local government authorities and the school has been quite high in recent weeks. We appreciate your ongoing engagement and attention to all school communications in support of the health and wellbeing of those in our community.
Dear friends! We invite you to the Open Days at CIS International School campuses.