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 invite you to the Open Days at CIS International School campuses.
CIS Summer Camp is a very interesting and exciting summer filled with adventures. Our virtual trip around the world with CIS will let our students experience first-hand the culture, national cuisine, music and sport of England, Russia, Spain, China, Ireland and other countries.
It will take place on the 15th of February in Saint-Petersburg campus, with registration will open at 10:30 AM and the first match will at 11:00 AM.
Today we open the online-registration for CIS Martial Arts Tournament 2020!
Hurry up to join our family!
On the 4th of February (for Secondary) and 6th of February (for Primary) Skolkovo campus will host the greatest arts and sports contest!
Dear friends, We have now started the enrolment process for Year 1 for the academic year 2020-2021 in our Moscow Campus, located in the north of the capital.
Check mate! We would like to invite you to Gorki campus to take part in our traditional Сambridge Chess Tournament 2020.