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We firmly believe that quality teaching and learning leads to higher student outcomes.

In order to achieve such quality, itc Publications develops a range of user-friendly resources and professional development programs to support teachers and schools in their desire to promote effective teaching and learning.

In addition to thinkdrive, our other popular resources  include the best selling innovative teachers’ companion (Early Years - Primary - Secondary), the itc Thinking Framework Poster and a variety of quality workshops.

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About the Authors

Gerard Alford

Gerard began his working life as an economist in the banking industry. After several years of overseas travel, he joined the teaching profession with his first appointment at The Hutchins School in Tasmania.

He was Head of Commerce at Toowoomba Grammar School for seven years, during which he completed his Masters of Education focusing on teaching pedagogy. His dissertation was on the use of cognitive strategies and their effectiveness on achieving Productive Pedagogies.

He went on to hold the position of Head of Business at Cannon Hill Anglican College, Brisbane. Geard is a regular workshop presenter and a leading authority on implementing Performance Mangement systems in schools.

Paul Herbert

Paul started his career in outdoor education as an Instructor with Outward Bound Australia. After an extensive period of travel he entered the classroom teaching in the TAFE system before gaining employment at Toowoomba Grammar School. While at the school he has taught Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and Senior Geography.

In 1998 Paul taught Geography on exchange at Stamford Collegiate, Niagara Falls Canada.

Paul is a presenter of ITC workshops and displays a keen interest in incorporating 21st Century thinking skills in all aspects the curriculum as well as in corporate decision making.

Eric Frangenheim

Eric started teaching in 1970 in Zimbabwe and has taught in South Africa and Queensland. He has held the positions of HOD and Deputy Principal (South Africa) and Education Adviser for Gifted and Talented (G&T) in Capricornia, Queensland (1989–1992) and was Coordinator for G&T at an independent school (1993–1995).

He is the director of Rodin Educational Consultancy (www.rodineducation.com.au). Much of his work is based on his book, ‘Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies’, now in its 10th edition. 'Reflections' is sold in other parts of the world through Sage publications of the UK and is a recommended text in 13 universities. He is also the author of ‘The Reconciliation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, a publication designed to promote thinking tools in the examination of texts.

Eric is a regular presenter of workshops and lesson demonstrations in schools and at conferences throughout Australia and New Zealand and has worked with Tibetan and Indian teachers in India.


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