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Brighter Thinking Pod

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!

Aug 22, 2019

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! 

Hosted by Jane Sly 


Show notes


Hannah Mathias 

Simon Armitage 

Aug 15, 2019

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! 


Fiona Maine 

Tony Cotton 

Dave Neale 

Host: Lucy Mills

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Aug 8, 2019

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...

Aug 1, 2019

Part one of our primary reading special is now available! 

In this episode, we discuss how to bring guided reading into your classroom and develop reading cultures in your school. Featuring Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of the UCL Institute of Education Hosted by our very own Global UX Design Manager, Cai Reaich.



Jul 25, 2019

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,...