28 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!

Brighter Thinking Pod Cambridge University Press

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

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!

    Improving Maths Skills in the Science Classroom

    Improving Maths Skills in the Science Classroom

    How important are maths skills to life? 
    Our host for this episode is Cambridge's own Tamsin Hart. She is joined by Richard Needham, past Chair of Association for Science Education (ASE) and member of project teams for the language of mathematics in science and other ASE projects. And Tom Rainbow, an Education Support Specialist who works for the Advanced Maths Support Programme.
    Show notes
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    Association for Science Education (ASE)
    ASE Facebook
    ASE resource hub
    Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP)
    Core Maths curriculum
    Nuffield Foundation: Is the UK an outlier? An international comparison of upper secondary mathematics education
    Biology for Cambridge IGCSE™ Maths Skills Workbook
    Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE™ Maths Skills Workbook
    Physics for Cambridge IGCSE™ Maths Skills Workbook
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World

    Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World

    What are the objectives of education and how best can we prepare students for the future?
     
    Our host for this episode is Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning at Cambridge Assessment International Education. He is joined by the co-authors of Thrive, a book that looks at the purpose of schools in a changing world. Valerie Hannon is Co-founder of the Innovation Unit and the Global Education Leaders Partnership, and Consultant Advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Dr Amelia Peterson is part of the founding faculty of the London Interdisciplinary School and holder of a PhD in Education from Harvard University.
     
    We also hear from four school leaders who feature in the book. Andy Moor, CEO of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Brooke Moore, District Principal of Enquiry and Innovation at Delta School District. Kim Ondrik, Principal of Mill Bay Nature School. And Rae Snape, Head Teacher of Milton Road Primary School.  
     
    Show notes:
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World
    Tom Sherrington, The Learning Rainforest
    Encyclical letter, Ludato si’, Pope Francis
    Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS)
    The Green School, Bali
    The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
    Everyone’s invited
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org

    • 1 hr 22 min
    What Makes a Good Essay? Part 2

    What Makes a Good Essay? Part 2

    Heads down, pens at the ready - we're back for part 2 of What Makes a Good Essay?
    Our host again is Brand Marketer and Producer of the pod, Adam Steele. He's joined by Adrian Ravenscroft from the previous episode and Dr Clair Rawlingson, an assessment professional who has worked as an A Level examiner, Team Leader and Principal Examiner, as well as a Cambridge International Teacher Trainer. And Liz Keeble – the Chief Operating Officer of The Karalius Foundation, which delivers inclusive and innovative curriculum designed specifically to target disengaged pupils.
     
    Show notes
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    Cambridge Brighter Thinking Blog
    Karalius Foundation
    Liz Keeble LinkedIn
    Clair Rawlingson LinkedIn
    Adrian Ravenscroft LinkedIn
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What Makes a Good Essay? Part 1

    What Makes a Good Essay? Part 1

    What makes a 'good' essay? Are there similarities between subjects? Can you start with the conclusion?! Let's find out. 
     
    Our host for this episode is Senior Brand Marketing Executive and Producer of the pod, Adam Steele. He's joined by a returning guest from series 2, Adrian Ravenscroft. Ade is a Global Perspectives author and assessment specialist who also tutors full-time education staff looking to gain qualified teacher status. They're joined by Shazia Shah, a Lead Teacher of A level Sociology and Criminology, as well as a moderator and team leader for Cambridge International. And Brad Philpot, an IB English teacher in Germany, and director of a provider of teacher-training workshops in Europe.
     
    Show notes
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    Cambridge Brighter Thinking Blog
    PEEL essay writing technique
    CER essay writing technique
    Philpot Education
    Ilkley Grammar School
    Adrian Ravenscroft LinkedIn
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bringing the real world into the STEM classroom

    Bringing the real world into the STEM classroom

    ‘Yeah, but when are we ever going to use this in the real world?’ If you’ve been asked this question by your students before, then our episode about bringing the real world into the STEM classroom is for you!
    Our host for this one is our very own Tamsin Hart, a Senior Product Marketing Executive at the Press. She is joined by two special guests. George Vlachonikolis is Head of Economics and Professional Tutor at Headington School, Oxford, as well as Author of A Level Economics teacher’s resource for Cambridge International. Michael Strachan is a Deputy Head Academic from Repton School, Dubai.  
     
    Show notes
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry practical workbook and teacher’s resource
    Cambridge International AS & A Level Economics teacher’s resource
    Walt Whitman, ‘When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer’
    From Camouflage to Classroom: What my Army career taught me about teaching
    Michael Strachan Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org
     

    • 38 min
    Teaching Remotely

    Teaching Remotely

    Cameras on and make sure you are not on mute – we’re about to delve into remote teaching and learning.
    The host for this episode is our Head of Professional Development, Victoria Renfro. She is joined in the virtual studio by two new guests. Siti Zaleha is a Secondary Mathematics Teacher & Teacher Trainer in Malaysia. Siti is also a professional development mentor here at the Press and was selected as one of the 5 EdmodoCon 2021 Global High 5s Presenters. We’re also joined by Nik Peachey. Nik is Director of Pedagogy at Peachey Publications, which was shortlisted for an innovations award in 2021 for its Teachers’ Classroom App.
     
    Show notes
    Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments
    The end of phone calls: why young people have silenced their ringtones
    Cambridge Schools Conference, Dr. Rhonda Bondie: What makes an excellent online teacher?
    Project management tools - Kanban board – what is it?
    Kanban board – Trello
    Dr Frost Maths
    Discord
    PeacheyPublications
    Nik Peachey Twitter
    Nik Peachey Scoopit
    Siti Zaleha Twitter
    Siti Zaleha LinkedIn
    Siti Zaleha website
    Cambridge University Press Twitter
    Cambridge University Press Instagram
    Email us at educationmarketing@cambridge.org

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Education

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Francesca Amber
Daily Stoic | Wondery
iHeartPodcasts
Duolingo
Duolingo