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 focussing 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.

Gerard is a regular international presenter at workshops, conferences and universities promoting the use of cognitive and collaborative tools to engage students in higher-order thinking.

He is also the Director, co-author and editor of ITC Publications LLC, publishers of the Innovative Teachers' Companion a teacher organiser designed to promote innovative teaching (see The ITC is now in its 8th edition in Australia and New Zealand and in its 3rd edition in the USA, and is used widely by teachers througout hte world.

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