Teaching is a career that requires dedication and professionalism, and is often cited as being extremely rewarding. Yet often, these aspects are ignored in the press. This research set out to understand what it is that makes teaching so enjoyable and to explore the many aspects of the working day that lead to fulfillment. 'This report provides an extensive insight into the working day of teachers and makes fascinating reading' (Graham Holley, executive director of the Training and Development Agency for Schools). All teachers, educational professionals, and those considering teaching as a career, should read this report. Stephanie Morgan, BSc, MSc, PhD, is a Chartered Psychologist and director of the research and consul;tancy company, Crosslight Management Ltd., she is also an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London.