Tuesdays with Jane: Week #11

(Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read Chapter 10 of Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.)

Learning with Ideas, Feelings, and Actions:  Using the Whole Person

This chapter is deeply emotional for me:  the experience is still alive in my bones! I choked up when I read it recently. And it is about ideas, FEELINGS, and actions—how  about that!

There are stories within stories in this dense chapter:  about courageous honesty, unthinking domination, the intense experience of STARPOWER and the daring improvisation, painful recognition of an inglorious past and the kiss of peace. My own apprehension and lonely decision-making are at once a dark and enlightening frame.

This chapter has much to teach!

Some great lines from Chapter Ten:

  • “…on the one hand, they all wanted more clarity of their role; on the other hand, they were all afraid someone would tell them what that role was.” p152
  • “For the first time in my life I saw a priest cry.” p157
  • "Out of different cultural paradigms they responded differently, but with a unity based on nothing more than their shared humanity.” p159


Name some things you have done in your designing and teaching that reflect the power of this principle:  learning involves cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects… and the power of the stories in this chapter.

What do you think? Can a chapter in a book really teach?