Learning Goal: I'm working on a management discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. Briefly identify Maria Montessori, the woman responsible for the Montessori Approach, and describe how her school came about. Identified the key components of the Montessori Approach. What were sensitive periods according to Montessori? What is the absorbent mind according to Montessori? What does it mean for the teacher to create the prepared environment? What are didactic materials? Sensorial materials? Conceptual Materials? What is Montessori's practical life skills? What has Montessori's impact on early childhood education been? What has the Montessori Model's impact on DP been? Did you go to a Montessori program at any time growing up? Have you heard of a Montessori school or program before? Watch the following video and answer the next prompt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Y-huCMjIc Now that you have watched the video and read the chapter on the Montessori Approach, describe in your own words how the Montessori curriculum model follows the principles of DAP. What is the history and philosophy of the HighScope approach? What are the key components of the HighScope Curriculum? The HighScope Curriculum identifies eight main curriculum content areas for active learning that include: What is the Plan-Do-Review Technique? What are the Key Developmental Indicators? What aspects of HighScope are based on DAP? Where have you heard of HighScope before? Or what experiences have you had with it?