Damien, Oh I can relate to this. I came from business and went into teaching working 7 days a week and much of the summer break. Then I became friends with 2 teachers that opened my eyes a whole lot. One was an amazing person and put in so many hours into teaching, sleep was even sacrificed. Year after year this teacher showed nearly no improvement in teaching despite being good with children. The other one probably put in about 45 hours/week into teaching, and became one of the best teachers I knew despite a rough first year. This blew my mind. All of the great teachers in the movies worked around the clock. What was the secret? Mostly, she had time to slow down and see what worked and what didn't. Also, the relationships she had outside of work helped her to understand people (big and small) at work. I still am a big planner, but I spend less time working and more time reading and thinking then I use to in the summers. Damien, while there are some lazy teachers out there, I ask you to not be so quick to judge. Hours put in planning does not = always successful teaching.