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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. If you'd like to get involved, follow us on Twitter @CUPeducation and send in your show suggestions!

Mar 24, 2021

In this episode, we discuss a variety of teaching techniques that help to “bring the curriculum to life” and how encouraging imagination and engagement from children can support the development of key skills. We talk about different ways technology can be used in the classroom as well as how reading, writing and speaking skills interrelate.

Join our host Emma McCrea in our virtual studio with two new guests. Gill Budgell, a consultant publisher, researcher and author of Cambridge Primary English, and Martin Bailey, Director of Animate 2 Educate Ltd. and Digital Enrichment Leader at Lanchester E.P. Primary School.

Show notes


Cambridge Primary English

PenPals for Handwriting

Animate 2 Educate

Stig of the Dump


Johnny Walker – Twitter

Teresa Cremin – Twitter

The Open University Reading for Pleasure – Twitter

Nikki Gamble – Twitter

Just Imagine Story Centre

Voice 21

James Clements – Twitter

Purple Mash 

Animate 2 Educate – Twitter

Lanchester EP Primary School – Twitter

Gill Budgell – Twitter