Glossary - M

  • Mentoring: A relationship-based process between colleagues in similar professional roles with a more-experienced individual with adult learning knowledge and skills, the mentor, providing guidance and example to the less-experienced protégé or mentee. See also Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary.
  • Montessori school: Philosophical approach to early childhood education based on the work of Italian physician and pioneer educator, Maria Montessori. Montessori proposed a method of teaching young children that emphasizes the development of initiative and natural abilities.
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