10 episodes

Welcome to the Brighter Thinking Pod from Cambridge University Press - Education. We provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds can come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom and discover new teaching ideas. 

Our panels consist of teachers, authors, key subject figures and more, and we also celebrate the very best of teaching with our Teacher Spotlight. If you'd like to get involved, follow us on Twitter @CUPeducation and send in your show suggestions!

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Welcome to the Brighter Thinking Pod from Cambridge University Press - Education. We provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds can come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom and discover new teaching ideas. 

Our panels consist of teachers, authors, key subject figures and more, and we also celebrate the very best of teaching with our Teacher Spotlight. If you'd like to get involved, follow us on Twitter @CUPeducation and send in your show suggestions!

    Ep 10: Engaging English

    Ep 10: Engaging English

    The final episode in series one is now available. We welcome educators and authors Elizabeth Whittome and Christopher Radmann into the studio to answer your Engaging English questions. From how to encourage modern students to connect with the works of Jane Austen, to tackling the deficit in grammar and language skills in the classroom, Chris, Elizabeth and your host for the week Tamsin Hart, take you on a journey through secondary English.  

    • 29 min
    Ep 9: Preparing Projects

    Ep 9: Preparing Projects

    We sit down with author and assistant head Simon Armitage, as well as E-learning manager Hannah Mathais, to discuss projects in the classroom. From independent research to 'genius hour', introduce a new, creative twist to your school this term! 

    • 31 min
    Ep 8: Inspiring Lessons

    Ep 8: Inspiring Lessons

    This week we sit down with Dr Fiona Maine, Tony Cotton and Dave Neale to bring you advice and inspiration for your lessons. Start the new school year full of ideas to engage your students, whilst still meeting curriculum objectives! 

    • 33 min
    Ep 7: Reading with The International Literacy Centre - Pt 2.

    Ep 7: Reading with The International Literacy Centre - Pt 2.

    Part two of our reading special is now available. Sue and Glen are back in the studio discussing book illustrations and reading cultures in schools. We also welcome back Dr Fiona Maine from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, as she provides inspiration for engaging children in reading for pleasure.

    • 21 min
    Ep 6: Reading with The International Literacy Centre - Pt 1.

    Ep 6: Reading with The International Literacy Centre - Pt 1.

    Part one of our primary reading special is now available!

    We sit down to talk with Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of the UCL Institute of Education to discuss guided reading and reading cultures in schools. 

    Hosted by Global UX Design Manager, Cai Reaich.

    • 26 min
    Ep 5: The Future of Education

    Ep 5: The Future of Education

    This week we're discussing all things future of education, and how you can provide your students with skills for life. 

    Joined by Michael McQueen, author of Teaching for Tomorrow, and Roxanna Herescu from the English Language Training (ELT) research team, we take a look at future megatrends, disruption-proof professions, and the Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies. 

    Hosted by our fantastic Product Marketing Manager, Emma McCrea!

    • 26 min

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