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!
We are pleased to announce once more that on September, 1st 2019 our new campus opens in Gorki-8 village.
Independent reading and love of books is of paramount importance in our school. So, in addition to daily and monthly reading activities we also organise a Book Day every year.
With the omnipresence of technology in the 21st century, many of our social interactions are increasingly made online and are replacing face-to-face communication.
The University Museum of Natural History has the most complete specimens of the dodo, a flightless bird that went extinct in the 17th century. The museum has mummified parts of this unusual bird.
On the 29th of March, we had the opportunity to celebrate ‘Spanish Day’ at Moscow campus. All students in KS1 Year 1 and Year 2 sang and danced to a Spanish song, even the little ones from Early Years joined us and had great fun.
On 23 March, more than 75 participants took part in Cambridge Chess Tournament 2019.
On 30 March, we held Cambridge Martial Arts Tournament 2019 among the international schools which includes sambo, combat sambo, jiu-jitsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Maths Day took place on 14 March on the occasion of the Pi Day. Students took part in a Maths scavenger hunt, where they had to answer different riddles/questions related to math.