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Bringing together the worlds of Montessori & Architecture by creating a series of high quality and aesthetically beautiful blueprints.
Bringing together the worlds of Montessori & Architecture by creating a series of high quality and aesthetically beautiful blueprints.
94 backers pledged $10,685 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 5/22/12: Don't miss the SPECIAL SCHOOL INCENTIVE that has been added. Check out the "Updates" tab above or the $1000 incentive below.

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Our goal is simple.
  We want to create a series of high quality and aesthetically pleasing blueprints that bring together the worlds of Montessori and architecture. We need your help.

Why? We want to unite the tangible exercises of Montessori with the rigor and precision of architecture. We think this is a powerful intersection.

How can we accomplish this task? With your help, and the world class team at Koch Hazard Architects, who are helping us to create a beautiful, museum quality set of blueprints that highlight the best known materials in Montessori.

What will we do with the funds? The $10,000 raised via Kickstarter will help us design and print three of the most recognized Montessori materials in museum-quality and limited edition lithographs.

We think that you will want these on your walls.

Pink Tower, Binomial Cube, and the Cylinder Blocks all help to form the foundation of the Montessori approach to learning.

You see, these sensorial materials are used in the classroom to help children foster and refine their senses, while presenting abstract concepts, in a concrete fashion.  It's a little switch that makes a big difference.

Like so many other materials in the Montessori environment, these sensorial activities employ what is called, "control of error." What this means is that the materials themselves offer a positive form of feedback, so the children can identify and correct their own mistakes, without seeking assistance--or judgment--from a teacher.

It's a novel approach. Not only does this technique promote independence, but it also helps to build self-confidence. In other terms, we want this set of blueprints to offer a positive feedback for you.

We believe these blueprints will fit perfectly in a Montessori school, in the office or home of a Montessori parent or, better yet, in the bedroom of a young Montessori student.  Next time you visit your doctor or lawyer, check their walls and see if you can spot a Montessori Blueprint!

We've put together a wonderful list of incentives that we think you'll enjoy! Take a look. We're also open to ideas that you might have to encourage more involvement and participation. After all, education is more than just learning, it's about building relationships. Are you ready? Let's get started!

Thank you for your support.


The Montessori Blueprints project is a collaboration between Hugh Weber and Bobby George.

Hugh is a Seeker of Stories & Curator of Possibility, who has been blessed with a life of story-worthy adventures: sharing the stage with Bobby McFerrin, eating steak on David Letterman’s tab and singing on the streets of Dublin during the St. Patrick’s Day festival while nearby young panhandlers screamed the lyrics to “Wonderwall” by Oasis. He is most proud of his daughter, Emerson, who is in her first year at the Baan Dek Montessori.

Bobby is interested in the intersection of aesthetics and pedagogy. Along with his wife, June, he cofounded Baan Dek, the first Montessori in South Dakota. He also participates in Montessorium and Montessori Mad Men.

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    We will provide you a high-quality digital wallpaper version of one of the Montessori blueprints.

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    SPECIAL SCHOOL INCENTIVE: We want more schools involved in this project, so we are offering 100 poster prints (of any of the three exercises) customized with the schools logo on it. This incentive will only be available to the first 10 schools!

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    A donor at this level gets to name another exercise to be added to the series of blueprints. We will send you a thank you postcard, 10 copies of all three posters and 10 copies of all three limited-edition, lithographs. This will also receive 10 copies of the lithograph of the requested material. Donor also gets one hour Skype call consultation on an any marketing or creative endeavor.

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    We will send you a thank you postcard and a bulk purchase of 50 copies of limited-edition, lithograph print of Pink Tower, Binomial Cube and Cylinder Blocks. We will also travel to your school or business (or home!) for a half-day session on marketing, story discovery or creativity. We can either focus on a specific challenge you have or coach you and your team in general terms. If you have questions about this incentive, please contact us first at hugh@wediscoverstories.com

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    We will complete a custom designed and developed website for your Montessori school. [There may be additional costs for necessary photography or video.] If you have questions about this incentive, please contact us first at hugh@wediscoverstories.com

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    Drop us a line at hugh@wediscoverstories. We're open to consult on marketing, creative projects, websites and more. We'd also be happy to develop a bulk order that gets the blueprints to parents at your school, alumni and conference attendees.

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