What are Montessori Schools?

Montessori schools were started by Maria Montessori in Italy who saw that many poor children were not doing well educationally. Montessori today is based on her teaching/theories and is a child-led learning experience where the directress (teacher) shows the child how to do a task, such as pouring water into a cup, and then the child practices with the skill as they like, using child-size pitcher and cups.