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LearningDust aims to promote harmonious relationships between teachers, technicians and leadership teams in schools. Each episode examines a theme through the eyes of people who perform these roles in schools. Our motto - pedagogy and technology in harmony - refers to the aspiration that teachers an… read more

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LearningDust 3.14 - David Morris

June 28th, 2022


CEO of Heart Academies Trust David Morris shares his experience of joining a Trust lacking in trust and how his military background helped him to …

LearningDust 3.13 - Ian Stockbridge

June 9th, 2022


Concord College IT Manager Ian Stockbridge shares the benefit of his expertise and experience in cyber-security, bemoans the lack of SLA’s in …

LearningDust 3.12 - Michael Bodekaer

May 13th, 2022


We are delighted to be joined by Michael Bodekaer, CEO of $100 million edtech company Labster. Michael discusses how his product can benefit teachers and students, the implications of the Metaverse on education and how …

LearningDust Episode 3.11 - Ryan Evans

April 19th, 2022


Ryan shares his experiences of moving from the classroom to learning tech company @aspire2be. He also shares details of his Google Innovator project, …

LearningDust Episode 3.10 - Simon Antwis

March 30th, 2022


Simon Antwis, a consultant for STEER education explains how a student voice tool has transformed his schools’ approach to student wellbeing. He also …

LearningDust Episode 3.09 - Clay Smith

March 15th, 2022


We are thrilled to be joined by Google’s Clay Smith, who talks with us about his journey from talent agent through computing teacher, coding …

LearningDust Episode 3.08 - Andy Murden

February 11th, 2022


Andy Murden, Head of Learning and Development at Go Live Services joins us in this episode to discuss his career progression through teaching to his …

LearningDust Episode 3.07 - Sky Caves

January 7th, 2022


LearningDust kicks off the new year with a look at how we can support learners from both a curriculum and digital wellbeing perspective through the …

LearningDust Episode 3.06 - Simon Howe

December 22nd, 2021


LearningDust draws 2021 to a close with a guest who was so good that we recorded him twice. Simon joins us to talk about innovation, how to visit BETT effectively, and the benefits of public speaking for both the …

LearningDust 3.05 - Ed Fairfield

December 6th, 2021


In this episode we hear from marketing guru, parent governor, vice-chair of NAACE and erstwhile ice-cream salesman Ed about the importance of relationships, digital strategies and how to be a better buyer.

LearningDust Episode 3.04 - Alan Harrison

November 22nd, 2021


Alan fulfils his lifelong ambition in appearing on a podcast that he describes as “not terrible”. In the episode we discuss the usual wide range of …

LearningDust 3.01 - James Garnett

October 4th, 2021


LearningDust is back for season three and for our first episode we are joined by James Garnett of United Learning. James talks about the importance of strategic thinking, how to translate between network managers and …

LearningDust 3.03 - Jonathan Coy

September 29th, 2021


Jonathan’s company HeadteacherChat provides information and support for school leaders across the UK and now he is sharing his experience and insight …

LearningDust 3.02 - Adam Robbins

September 29th, 2021


Managing editor of CogSciSci and author of Middle Leadership Mastery, Adam Robbins joins us to talk about how we can use cognitive science to …

LearningDust 2.22 - Lauren Thorpe

August 23rd, 2021


Headlining LearningDust Series 2 is Ark’s director of Strategy, Lauren Thorpe. Lauren talks about her delight in solving problems, how MAT’s …

LearningDust 2.21 - Tom Sherrington

July 16th, 2021


Tom shares his experience as a teacher, school leader and erstwhile network manager and reflects upon the challenges of maintaining a modern school …

LearningDust 2.20 - Tristan Kirkpatrick

July 4th, 2021


We are thrilled to be joined by Tristan Kirkpatrick who digs deep into forming relationships, the power (or otherwise) of edtech tools and the joy to …

LearningDust 2.19 - Gemma Gwilliam

June 23rd, 2021


We are delighted to be joined by the wonderful Gemma Gwilliam; teacher, leader and educational technologist. Gemma demonstrates the importance of …

LearningDust 2.18 - Neelam Parmar

June 14th, 2021


Neelam joins us to talk about the importance of digital strategy, ensuring that technology supports the needs of teachers, and the lessons that UK …

LearningDust 2.17 - Phil Denton

May 17th, 2021


We are delighted to be joined by headteacher, author and football scout Phil Denton. We discuss the similarities and differences of the cultures in …

LearningDust 2.16 - Dom Norrish

May 3rd, 2021


Dom has worked in a number of roles in his time in education and he shares with us his insights into what makes a successful team. He also suggests a …

LearningDust 2.15 - Joe Dale

April 20th, 2021


MFL EdTech legend and curator of the #MFLtwitterati Joe Dale joins us to share his extensive experience in sharing the best voices, practices and …

LearningDust 2.14 - Seth Wilkins with Alec Grimsley

April 12th, 2021


Seth shares his experience of launching the Outward Mindset programme at Witton Park Academy and brings along the MD of Arbinger Institute UK, Alec Grimsley to help explain the benefits of the scheme and the ways that …

LearningDust 2.13 - Jamie Portman

March 26th, 2021


In this episode we are joined by Jamie Portman, Executive Head at XP East in Doncaster. Jamie shares with us his experiences in setting up a new …

LearningDust 2.12 - José Picardo

February 26th, 2021


José brings a touch of class to LearningDust, sharing his experience as a user of tech, a school leader and a linguist. The discussion covers topics …

LearningDust 2.11 - Paddy McGrath

February 10th, 2021


We are delighted to be joined on this episode of LearningDust by EdTech stalwart and thoroughly nice guy, Paddy McGrath. Paddy discusses the …

LearningDust 2.10 - Andrew Walls

January 20th, 2021


Andrew sits astride all three of the LearningDust core groups. He talks with ease about teaching, supporting and leading IT in schools and academies …

LearningDust 2.09 - Chimp Management

January 4th, 2021


Professor Steve Peters’ book The Chimp Paradox offers a model of understanding our psychological make up. Tim and Adam join us to share their work …

LearningDust 2.08 - Laura White

December 18th, 2020


Laura joins us to talk about thinking skills, PHSE, digital wisdom and empowering young people to understand how to use digital media safely and effectively. She is pursuing a PhD investigating how combining tech and …

LearningDust 2.07 - Al Kingsley

December 9th, 2020


We are thrilled to be joined by the wearer of many hats and voice of reason, Al Kingsley. Al shares his considerable experience in many areas of education and discusses the importance of digital strategies, …

LearningDust 2.06 - Olly Lewis

November 24th, 2020


LearningDust heads East to the UAE for this episode where we are joined by Olly Lewis. Olly shares his thoughts and experiences on education in the UK and abroad and flips the tables on the LearningDust team by firing …

LearningDust 2.05 - SJ White

November 9th, 2020


We are thrilled to be joined by stalwart of the C-Learning Virtual Staffroom, champion of tech in the maths classroom and recent #VIA20 graduate SJ …

LearningDust 2.04 - Professor Damian Hughes

October 26th, 2020


Damian shares his vast experience of working with leaders in the arenas of sport, business and education. He discusses how the culture of an …

LearningDust 2.03 - Cat Lamin

October 12th, 2020


Cat  Lamin joins us to talk about the importance of looking after our mental health and that of our colleagues and loved ones. She shares valuable …

LearningDust 2.02 - Mark Anderson

September 28th, 2020


We are joined by the ICT Evangelist himself - Mark Anderson to discuss the tyranny of shiny things, how to get the most out of staff working at all …

LearningDust 2.01 - Jake Miller

September 14th, 2020


Season Two of LearningDust kicks off with a bang as we are joined by teacher, tech coach, host of the Educational Duct Tape podcast and all round  legend of EdTech - Jake Miller.

LearningDust #10 - Shamefest!

July 17th, 2020


As we reach the end of Season 1 of LearningDust, we are joined by Dan and Ben from the Edufuturists to help us decide which of our listeners choices will be granted entry to the Cupboard of Shame. Listen in to hear made …

Shamefest Trailer

July 8th, 2020


Andy's had an idea... and it's a good one!

LearningDust #9 - Miles Berry

June 29th, 2020


Miles brings a unique perspective to this episode as he has worked as teacher, techie and school leader. His current role at Roehampton University …

LearningDust #8 - Zaitoon Bukhari and Dan Manley

June 15th, 2020


For the first time LearningDust features a double bill of top educators. Zaitoon Bukhari and Dan Manley work together at Witton Park Academy in …

LearningDust #7 - Mariana Martins

June 1st, 2020


In this episode we investigate some of the challenges that support staff encounter in schools, discuss the merits of mobile phones in the classroom …

LearningDust #6 - Jamie Smith

May 20th, 2020


We are thrilled to be joined on this episode by the co-owner and Executive Chairman of C-Learning, Jamie Smith. Jamie joins us to share his thoughts …

LearningDust #5 - Emma Pass

May 10th, 2020


Emma's experience of teaching in a hybrid school has given her a great insight of how to engage with students working remotely. She has been in great …

LearningDust #4 - David Price OBE

April 28th, 2020


David is one of the great thinkers in our education community. He has travelled the world advising schools and organisations about some of the …

LearningDust #3 - Scott Hayden

April 19th, 2020


Scott joins us to talk about how he manages to speak the language of teacher, techie, SLT and apprentice as effortlessly as if he had one of Douglas Adam's tiny fish implanted in his ear. His empathy and self-awareness …

Episode #2 - Georgina Dean

April 9th, 2020


We've gone global for episode two of LearningDust! Georgina Dean has worked in schools in five countries and is currently working as an Education …

Episode #1.5 - Coronavirus Special

March 31st, 2020


Join Dave & Andy for a special bonus episode as they discuss how working from home as a result of a global pandemic is affecting them as …

Episode #1 - Ben Whitaker

March 15th, 2020


Ben joins us to talk about his experiences working in education and we discuss what it means to be a part of the Edufuturist movement; the barriers …

LearningDust - Episode #0

March 2nd, 2020


LearningDust aims to promote harmonious relationships between teachers, technicians and leadership teams. In this special preview episode Dave & Andy introduce what to expect from future episodes and place the first …

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