Low-inference Transcripts in Peer Coaching: A Promising Tool for School Improvement (International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2014)

The Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model (SAM) is a team-based school improvement and leadership development program in which participants earn graduate-level credits and school leadership certification[1].  One key component of the SAM program is peer coaching, where SAM participants, or “coaches,” partner with colleagues, or “peers,” in their schools to examine the peers’ instructional practice. In SAM, the term “peer coaching” is used to emphasize that the interaction will take place between colleagues for the purposes of learning and improvement.