Mrs. Lintott Quotes in The History Boys
You give them an education. I give them the wherewithal to resist it.
One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them.
Shall I tell you what is wrong with Hector as a teacher? It isn’t that he doesn’t produce results. He does. But they are unpredictable and unquantifiable and in the current educational climate that is no use.
What’s all this learning by heart for, except as some sort of insurance against the boys’ ultimate failure?