I have just finished reading "Hurricane Hazel: A Life with a Purpose"- the life of Hazel McCallion. She just turned 93, retired at 92 (wait a minute - not yet she has just been hired on as a special advisor at the University of Toronto @ 94 years of age). There is a new lingo out there redefining this age group, it is not retiring it is reassigning!
Needless to say, she had spent the past 36 years as Mayor of Mississauga, a very successful career . There were many nuggets of career advise throughout this memoir, I would like to focus on one of them.
Why is it a good thing for children to do their homework throughout their Middle and Senior Years? If children do their homework it prepares them better for engaging in conversation the next day, it prepares them for upcoming tests and quizzes, and it gives to them a sense of accomplishment and success.
In her book, Hazel emphasized the importance of doing her homework and how advantageous it was throughout her career. Why? It allowed her to be prepared for questions in which she was able to provide answers to, make wise decisions by providing data to back up any discussion that took place and many of those decisions lead to success in moving forward rather than going backwards. Hazel was able to go to meetings with answers to questions that she had thought about prior to the meetings. By doing her homework she was able to justify why she thought in a certain direction (Hurricane Hazel, Copyright @2014, By Hazel McCallion and Robert Bethlehem, Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, First Edition, page 119-120)
As students move from high school to post-secondary school or start a career right away, as decisions come their way, whether career wise or personal, big or small, homework will always be an important part of their life.