About Us


You want your school to thrive. 
You want your teachers to feel inspired and fulfilled.   
You want your students to be engaged learners and reach their potential as thinkers. 

We want this too. 

That’s why at itc publications we bring pedagogy to life within your school.


itc publications was established in 2002 by co-founders Gerard Alford, Eric Frangenheim and Paul Herbert.

Our education products and consulting services are a blend of cutting-edge educational research, tried and tested instructional methods and a comprehensive range of practical lesson ideas and examples aligned to the national curriculum.

We offer educational ideas and methods so teachers can hone their craft to continually improve their teaching.

The core of our work is our Thinking Skills Framework - 4 Steps to Success Model. It focuses on unpacking core task verbs, such as explain, evaluate, analyse and compare. These verbs will never go out of date. 

So, whether you are using SOLO, Bloom’s taxonomy, ASoT, DoL or another model, our Thinking Skills Framework - 4 Steps to Success Model will fit within your school’s pedagogical framework.

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Lesson Observations and feedback
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Broad Brush Unit Planning
  • Cooperative learning
  • 1:1 Lesson Planning and team teaching

Our Products

Our companion series includes the innovative teachers’ companion. It is Australia’s number one selling teacher diary, with more than 700,000 copies sold in Australia, and is in its fourth print in the USA. 

Meanwhile, our innovative students’ companion is in its second edition with more than 25,000 copies sold. Available as Primary and Secondary versions, it can complement or replace your student diary and is designed to support all students as an essential study and assessment guide.

Graduating teachers look to our popular and best-selling beginning teachers’ companion, designed to guide and inspire teachers in their momentous first years of practice.

Our digital products include itc thinkdrive, our powerful and dynamic digital platform which gives students and teachers access to our cognitive and cooperative thinking tools. Leaps of Learninis another exciting digital product where teachers are able to shop in an online marketplace for trusted teaching resources to enhance their practice.   

itc publications also produces thinking reward stickers, posters, ibooks and a range of other best-selling books for teachers and educators.

Want more? See our classroom lesson videos, which are an important part of our professional development services.

Consulting Services

itc publications has delivered hundreds of workshops to schools reaching thousands of teachers over the last 14 years. Our workshops are grounded by cutting-edge educational research using many of the engaging co-operative and cognitive tools in our publications.

See our full range of services.


Meet the Authors

Gerard Alford
Gerard Alford

Gerard Alford is a leading Australian education consultant and author with a passion for teaching pedagogy and improving student outcomes. Based in Queensland, he is co-director and co-founder of itc publications, a top Australian education publishing and consulting firm that creates inspiring, easy-to-use resources and workshops to professionally develop teachers and empower students. itc publications’ resources and consulting services are used throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and USA....

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Gerard Alford;
Paul Herbert

Paul is an education consultant, author, co-director and co-founder of itc publications, a top Australian company specialising in innovative teacher resources and quality education consulting services throughout Australia, USA and the Asia Pacific Region. Paul’s focus is on quality teaching pedagogy particularly in the early years of learning.  He is a strong advocate of the importance of quality teaching in improving learning outcomes at all levels of schooling. He is a member of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce....

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Eric Frangenheim
Eric Frangenheim

Eric Frangenheim is one of Australia’s leading educational consultants and authors. His dynamic presenting style combined with his extensive experience and passion for pedagogical thinking and learning strategies makes him one of the most sought-after presenters and keynotes in schools and elsewhere.  Based in Queensland, Eric is co-director and co-founder of itc publications, a top Australian education publishing and consulting firm that creates inspiring, easy-to-use resources and workshops to professionally develop teachers and empower students. itc publications’ resources and consulting services are used throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and USA....

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