Mr. Nolan: I'm hearing rumors. John, about some unorthodox teaching methods in your classroom. I'm not saying they've anything to do with the Dalton boy's outburst. But I don't think I have to warn you, boys at this age are very impressionable.
Mr. Keating: Well, your reprimand made quite an impression, I'm sure.
Mr. Nolan: What was going on in the courtyard the other day?
Mr. Keating: Courtyard?
Mr. Nolan: Yeah, boys marching, clapping in unison.
Mr. Keating: Oh, that. That was an exercise to prove a point, dangers of conformity.
Mr. Nolan: Well, John, the curriculum here is set. It's proven; it works, if you question it. What's to prevent them from doing the same?
Mr. Keating: I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.
Mr. Nolan: At these boy's age, not on your life. Tradition, John, discipline. Prepare them for college and the rest will take care of itself.
unorthodox adj. 非正统的
outburst n. 爆发，迸发
impressionable adj. 可塑的:;易受影响的;敏感的
reprimand n. 斥责，惩罚
in unison 一致，协调
curriculum n. 课程
question v. 询问，疑问;质疑
discipline n. 纪律