Wordless Videos For Learning: Wonderful Beyond Words

Why wordless videos? Curiosity before judgment.


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.


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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.


The extra magic? Our stories and lesson plans are available in so many languages, so wordless videos create a fully localized experience for you(th) almost anywhere in the world.

Experience A Wordless Video

Meet Shantanu. As you engage with his video, reflect on the questions you have about him and his life. Reflect on the sense of wonder you feel.


Now imagine there was a narrator or subtitles telling you about his life. Would you have the same kinds of questions? Would you continue to wonder as much about him after watching the video?


See the story and lesson plan ->

Wordless Videos Deepen 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. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) meets academics.

Why Wordless Videos: Hear Student Perspectives

“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 so many things. This is so cool because I get to be curious while learning about the world.”


See More Testimonials ->

Wordless Videos Bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Life

We pioneered wordless videos for learning to help educators, students, and parents love learning for life. To help all of us bring life into learning. To bring the world into our classrooms, living rooms, dinner tables, and favorite community hangout spots. To prioritize curiosity before judgment. To learn how to wonder, not what to think.


Our wordless videos make it possible for anyone, anywhere to engage with globally inclusive and real-world relevant Social Emotional Learning. In school. Homeschooling. Anywhere you(th) are learning.



Wordless Videos Social Skills Global Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL)



Some of the most important concepts in our lives are communicated without words, and so much of our human communication is “nonverbal”. Wordless videos give us a chance to engage in the practice of learning and wondering from an early age — in school! Natural curiosity practice.



No text captions, no narrator. Engage audiences of every age, everywhere. Help viewers immerse with their hearts first. Fuel curiosity that suspends judgment.



Wordless Videos Social Skills Global Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL)



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 learn to learn together. Wordless videos help us bring learning to life.

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 so refreshing. 


Read more about Why Wordless Videos in this article with GivingCompass or this piece in Teaching Channel


Weaving wordless videos with real human stories and lesson plans through our unique approach helps teachers, students, and parents to teach and learn key social skills and problem solving in school — and for homeschooling. All in a globally adaptive, globally engaging, and globally inclusive way.

Hear what teachers, students, parents, and school leaders are learning as they engage with wordless videos for SEL!

Wordless Videos Open Hearts And Minds.

Let’s bring empathy encouraging stories to you(th) all over the world.

Let’s bring wordless videos to every student, teacher, and parent.

Let’s bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to life.

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