Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!Dr Seuss
Broadening the definition
There is a lot packed into being Thoughtful! Being thoughtful involves curiousity, intellectual alertness, and the ability to self-reflect. The ability to recognize patterns, make connections, infer, predict, formulate hypothesis, reason and use critical judgement are also aspects of being thoughtful. Thoughtfulness ties in wonderfully to Adrienne Gear’s Reading Power: connect, visualize, question, predict, infer, and transform. Thoughtfulness is exemplified by the child who asks insightful questions as a result of careful observation, reflection, and introspective thinking. A lack of thoughtfulness may be reflected by a child’s over-reliance on rote-learning, or seeming inability to go beyond provided information.
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