Recommendations for teachers thinking about researching their own classes:
"Choose your own small scale research topic and try to investigate. Be a teacher-researcher – after all, whether you like it or not, this is what you do in your classroom on a daily basis: you try out ideas and activities with your learners.
Try to do something in a different way – you don’t need to have two groups of learners to compare.
Twin with another teacher through Facebook or Twitter and plan your class investigation jointly.
Create a blog or a wiki to share your reflections and to store any data you have collected.
Keep a journal of your observations, if working on your own; use technology to keep track and record your reflections."