Teachers don’t teach for the money. Few say that the holidays keep them in the job, either. Despite impossible workloads, external pressures, unreasonable change agendas and all the other dissatisfactions that plague their work, teachers ultimately do what they do for the children. Children and classroom life are what make teaching worthwhile, providing the prime and sometimes the sole source of teachers’ work rewards. This is not just an occupational truism, there is research evidence to support it.