Introducing Teachers’ Work at Appleton College The research reported here is about teachers’ work. It arose out of the experience of one of the authors, as a teacher, of doing the job of teaching at a time when massive changes in the conceptualizing and the organization of that work were occurring. The motivation came from the desire to understand and contextualize changes to the daily grind of teaching, changes which seemed to originate in the appropriation of educational interests by spheres of influence removed from those concerned with the things that teachers believe matter in teaching, namely, students, learning and colleagues. In this sense, it is research that attempted to locate the role of teaching work, as experienced by teachers in the working world of classrooms and schools, within a bigger framework about work and schooling.