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!
Welcome to Parent meeting for Gorki campus August 29! 13:00 - 14:30 – Meeting for Primary school Gorki campus parents (Nursery – Year 2) in the kindergarten. 14:30 - 16:00 – Meeting for Secondary school Gorki campus parents in the school building.
We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the part-time kindergarten for children from 2 to 5 years in CIS Tashkent. If you do not want to part with your beloved child for the whole day or are not sure that the child can easily adapt to the new environment, then this solution is perfect for you.
August 7 – 9 at 17:30 pm, the campus will host interactive family events presenting CIS Tashkent facilities.
We are glad to share wonderful news! All holidays we were preparing for the opening of campuses for the new academic year – we updated interiors, purchased equipment, created and improved academic programs and courses, selected new high-class specialists for our team. We are sure that you will be able to evaluate our efforts from the first days of study.
From 26 to 30 August, we are pleased to invite students from 5 to 12 years to spend the last days of summer vacation in the exclusive football camp.
Casey Barnes is a qualified teacher who was born in America and grew up in Ireland. He studied English Literature and Education and is currently working toward a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
John Wilson is from Scotland and has taught in Austria, South Korea, and most recently he taught History and Global Perspectives for two years at CIS in Moscow, Skolkovo campus
Frank Morris is a qualified teacher from the UK with teaching and leadership experience in Italy, Serbia, Russia, and the UK.