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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!

Apr 7, 2022

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.


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