March 2017 – Table of Contents

PHI DELTA KAPPAN • March 2017 • Vol. 98, No. 5


8          Learning to walk in another’s shoes — Hunter Gehlbach

13        Observing peers develops practice, changes culture — Kathleen A. Reilly

20        On the science and teaching of emotional intelligence: An interview with Marc Brackett — Rafael Heller

25        Taking care of ourselves and others — Lori Nazareno and Alysia Krafel

31        Does stressing performance goals lead to too much, well, stress? — David Dockterman and Chris Weber

35        Trauma and learning in America’s classrooms — Salvatore Terrasi and Patricia Crain de Galarce

42        Managing stress for at-risk students — Ellen J. Spiegel


47        Design principles for new systems of assessment — Lorrie A. Shepard, William R. Penuel, and Kristen L. Davidson

53        The power of reflective action to build teacher efficacy — Tiffany Awkard

58        Get it right the first time! — Tammy Heflebower, Jan Hoegh, and Phil Warrick

63        Improve governance for charters — Chester E. Finn, Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright


4          THE EDITOR’S NOTE: Pick up the phone — now! — Joan Richardson

6          HIGHLIGHTED AND UNDERLINED: A notebook of short but worthy items

70        LEADERSHIP: The talent narrative — Joshua P. Starr

72        WASHINGTON VIEW: Big change on both sides of the pond — Maria Ferguson

74        UNDER THE LAW: Mixing guns and schools — Julie Underwood

76        KAPPAN call for manuscripts, 2017-18

79        PDK CONNECTION: Organizational news about PDK International

80        BACKTALK: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Common Core — Lisa S. Goldstein