If teacher training is our 'teenagehood' as teachers, the period when we 'learn the ropes', then teacher development is 'coming of age', reaching 'adulthood'.

Conducting classroom-based research is a valuable form of teacher development and a part of maturing as teachers, by better understanding our own decision-making and taking responsibility over what we do.

Anna Parisi is a course tutor and materials designer for teacher development courses at ACCESS, in Greece. Anna has extensive experience in syllabus design and producing supplementary materials for private language institutions in Greece. She runs workshops for in-service teachers and consultancy on school management. Anna is the coordinator of an international teacher-led research project on SEETA, an online community of Teachers’ Associations in South-Eastern Europe.