It’s called divergent thinking; people who when given a piece of information use that piece as a springboard from which new ideas, hypotheses, questions, etc., form (and then the same happens with each new bit of “data”)

They are very frustrating for many teachers (not all, by far. there are MANYMANYMANY great teachers who nurture divergent thinking), because most lessons are formatted for the child to whittle information down until a single answer is found. Kids who take that lesson and then build, and build, and build on it, and question it, and want more information, or question the information they’ve been given, mess up the plans.

:) lol

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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