Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Met Malala Yousafzai Over Video Chat

Following on from the likes of Michelle Obama and more, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued their digital conversations with a very special chat with Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to win the Nobel Prize. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry joined the celebrated activist for International Day Of Girls (Oct. 11) to help support her ongoing fight for girls’ right to education.

From their home in Montecito, California, the Royals spoke about the role education played in their lives, as well as how they’ve adjusted to the pandemic. Markle, who often speaks out about women empowerment, shared how happy she was to support Malala’s cause: “When young girls have access to education everyone wins and everyone succeeds. It just opens the door to societal success at every level,” said the Duchess. “So much is at stake when we don’t give a young woman the opportunity to learn and to

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The Zoom Chat Solves Education Problems We Didn’t Even Know We Had

When my college went online in March, the overarching education philosophy was Let’s try to keep things normal. Of course none of us knew what that would look like, including me. I’m an undergraduate who works as a writing fellow—a cross between a peer tutor and a TA—in an introductory writing seminar. My “normal” had been walking around a classroom as students worked on their projects, answering questions and giving feedback, while the professor took aside small groups in another room.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Zoom has some surprising benefits. Chris Montgomery / Unsplash

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Zoom has some surprising benefits. Chris Montgomery / Unsplash

When the professor and I translated this structure online, some of it worked: We could keep the small group/large group dynamic with a breakout room and a main session. But in that main session, I struggled to help students the way I could in person. I had no way to look over someone’s shoulder at

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