Love Lifelong Learning For A Better World
Globally inclusive stories to love lifelong learning
Lifelong learning is potentially the most important thing for us to focus on in life. We believe that our approach to lifelong learning matters. To truly help students, teachers, and parents love lifelong learning, we have got to make the learning experience highly engaging, real-world relevant, and globally inclusive.
How? Wordless videos, inclusive written stories, and dynamic lesson plans about unique humans all over our world.
No text captions, no narrator. Love lifelong learning at every age, everywhere. Help viewers immerse with their hearts first. Fuel curiosity that suspends judgment.
Wordless videos help us do something our world so badly needs: move beyond judgment. Prioritize curiosity before judgment. Learn to learn. Wordless videos give us the practice in learning and understanding. Let’s get out of the habit of being told information, absorbing it, memorizing it, and repeating it. Let’s love lifelong learning together.
Why Wordless Videos? Students Know:
This is the first time in my life I feel like I’m not being told what to think.
Everyone’s always telling me what to believe and how things work. I feel like now I get to think for myself.
I’m always wondering about stuff. This is so cool because I get to be curious while learning about the world.
Wordless Videos Resemble Real Life
When we sit down at a meeting or walk into class, there is no voiceover telling us who other people are, what they’re thinking, or what they’re feeling. We have to wonder. We have to engage.
Yet too often we settle with a judgment — about self, other people, cultures, and ways of life — instead of remaining curious beyond that initial judgment. This judgment and prejudice starts by age 3, before most kids can even read.
Wordless videos can help kids value and act on their curiosity about other people, perspectives, and ways of life early in life and every day. And that’s showing to matter for academic learning, too.
Instead of telling viewers what to think, we want to ask you to think critically — to wonder. Instead of accidentally prescribing a fixed narrative, we want to intentionally prescribe deep curiosity.
What makes it even better? Our stories and lesson plans are written in many languages too, so weaving in wordless videos really makes loving lifelong learning a globally adaptive experience.
Wordless Videos Improve Academic Learning
Wordless stories have been shown to boost curiosity and engagement, to improve reading comprehension and academic learning, and to help students explore topics that matter to them. These benefits are showing to be interconnected: fostering curiosity and a sense of purpose is fundamental for a student’s academic success, and early math and reading success is a strong predictor of long term success. New research is also showing that curiosity building can play a huge role in a student’s overall academic learning.
Wordless Videos Help Us Focus On What Matters
We live in stories. We learn through stories. We wonder through stories. Telling us how to think or what to think or why just isn’t exciting. Empathy doesn’t stick if you tell somebody to be empathetic. It’s pretty ineffective to say “be kinder to others” or “wonder about others!!!” like an instruction. Showing is key.
Stories move people to action, and engaging content is SO important for kids today. Plus, in a world of ads and messages screaming at us, taking out the words is just kinda refreshing. Check out a story to see for yourself!
Read more about Why Wordless Videos in this article with GivingCompass or this piece in Teaching Channel!
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Let’s Love Lifelong Learning
Let’s bring empathy encouraging stories to you(th) all over the world.
Let’s bring learning to life.
Let’s love lifelong learning.