Emma Watson & Malala Interview – EdTech 537

These two woman are some of the most impressive women that the world has seen. This interview of Malala, conducted by Emma Watson, is during a the Into Film Festival where Malala’s movie was being shown. Malala is one of my favorite inspirational women to discuss in my classroom to show the desire of children around the world to get an education.

7 thoughts on “Emma Watson & Malala Interview – EdTech 537

  1. maestracayero says:

    Love, love love this video! How inspiring it would be to show it in our classrooms, especially for those students who take education for granted or don’t see the value in it. As Malala explained in the video if you children were taken this opportunity away they would value education more. Not that it should be taken away but, they would see how schooling has such an impact on their futures and the future of their generation and own country. I really like how this video promotes bravery, courage, and determination. Thanks for sharing Ryann.

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    • rwaldmanblog says:

      I had that discussion with my students last year while we were watching Hidden Figures. There is a scene where one of the women go to court to fight for her right to continue her education. A large majority of my students, especially the females, responded quite well with the discussion but some were still butts and said they wished they didn’t have to go to school. It is a tough thing to talk about because like you said, their education will never be taken away, and I do believe a lot of them take it for granted. All we can do it to keep showing them inspirations like Malala and hope that they can see another’s perspective.

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  2. kristingaynor says:

    Malala is such an inspiration for everyone. She recently visited a nearby town near my home because the city welcomes refugees and has been recognized by it. I think one of the great things of our younger generations is that they are empathetic- they have the ability to see the importance of certain things, like recycling or human rights, in comparison to some other generations that can be apathetic. Thank you for sharing, Ryann. Excellent video.

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    • rwaldmanblog says:

      That is so awesome for your town! I am proud to be a Washingtonian where we allow refugees with open arms as well. We actually have a little girl in our elementary school in my district who is a Syrian refugee. She came to us with no schooling at all and now she is quite the little student. It is hard to convince many of my students to show empathy towards anyone but themselves, yay for preteens, but I do think it is important to try. I think that the lessons where discussions, like Malala’s life, are the ones that are really going to stick with a lot of them in the long run. If I can teach them how to divide fractions I am happy, but if I can help them to be better and kinder people then I am ecstatic.

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      • kristingaynor says:

        I, too, strive to teach my students to be good people. I think Malala really puts things into perspective, like education, and helps some students understand why we do what we do as teachers. I’m really happy that she visited because I think it gave many students a way to connect with a cause that they may be unfamiliar with or don’t understand. Awesome post!

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  3. Brittni Darrington says:

    I love this video! I am currently reading Malala’s book, and I am excited to watch the film once I am done. These are definitely two of my favorite women as well. I think Malala’s story demonstrates how important education is, which also makes our jobs as educator’s so very important. I love to see people placing value on education. Thanks for sharing!

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    • rwaldmanblog says:

      I love having discussions about her with my students because I think it helps to put things into perspective for them. I love seeing their reactions when they hear her story and when the realize just how lucky they are to get such a great education. I love her!

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