Dear _________________,I have the upmost respect for you and your parenting style. I find it amazing how you took the time to express to your sons’ teacher how he was not at all a slow learner by any means in your letter “An Indian Father’s Plea.” I applaud you for taking matters into your own hands and trying to right what was wrong in the name of your son Wind-Wolf.
No two students are the same and there are many different learning styles that are present in any given classroom. I believe a great teacher can account for all styles of learning and utilize them accordingly. In my opinion, Wind-Wolf has a greater knowledge capacity then the rest of the children in his class. From the day Wind-Wolf was born you began to fill his head with significant experiences and useful knowledge. In fact the very first attribute that you made sure developed correctly was your sons’ mind. “The turtle’s shell as you described stopped Wind-Wolf from trying to use his motor skills and forced him to primarily cultivate his intuitive faculties, rational intellect, symbolic thinking, and five senses” (Grizzlybear Lake 423-424).
Although I can’t be positive I’m pretty sure that none of the other students in Wind-Wolfs’ class had that kind of mental training as an infant. So already he is one step, matter of fact multiple steps, ahead of those other students and that would be thanks you and your wife’s diligence.“So you see, all of these influences together make him somewhat shy and quiet-and perhaps ‘slow’ according to your standards. But if Wind-Wolf was not prepared for his first tentative foray into your world, neither were you appreciative of his culture” (Grizzlybear Lake 425). This quote stood out to me because I really liked the way you flipped the script on the teacher.
And I feel it was completely appropriate to do so. Just as she felt that Wind-Wolf was not prepared for the traditional school setting, she was equa…