About Us


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

Our education products and consulting services are affordable, embedded with cutting-edge educational research, tried and tested instructional methods and a comprehensive range of practical lesson ideas and examples aligned to the National Curriculum.

The core of our work is our Thinking Skills Framework - 4 Steps to Success Model. It focuses on unpacking over 60 core cognitive verbs, such as explain, evaluate, analyse and compare. These verbs will never go out of date. 

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

  • NEW Queensland Senior Assessment System Workshop - be cognitive verb ready!
  • Critical and Creative thinking
  • Lesson Observations and feedback
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Broad Brush Unit Planning
  • 1:1 Lesson Planning and team teaching

Our Print Products

Our companion series includes the innovative teachers’ companion. It is Australia's number one selling teacher diary, with more than 750,000 copies sold. This companion is an everyday diary with teacher-friendly lesson ideas, thinking strategies and a daily shot of professional development for the classroom. 

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 Third Edition, designed to guide and inspire teachers in their momentous first years of practice. It is a recommended text at six universities.

Our digital product, itc thinkdrive, is a powerful and dynamic digital platform which unpacks over 60 regularly used cognitive verbs. It gives students and teachers access to all the itc cognitive and cooperative thinking tools. 

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

Consulting Services

itc publications has delivered hundreds of professional development workshops to schools reaching thousands of teachers over the last 16 years. Our workshops are grounded by cutting-edge educational research using many of the engaging cooperative and cognitive tools in our publications.

See our full range of professional development services.