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The decision to teach is a big one. There’s no better way to learn about teaching than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Dallas-Fort Worth now.
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Talk to a Teacher
The decision to teach is a big one. There’s no better way to learn about teaching than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Dallas-Fort Worth now.
Get Advice Now

Time to Get Real

The Talk to a Teacher program allows you to talk through all of your thoughts about teaching with a current educator. There can be a lot to juggle when deciding to teach: How am I going to pay for training? Will my personality fit in the classroom? What impact will I have?

With Talk to a Teacher, you’ll get advice on all of your questions from an expert themselves.

 

Choose Your Match

The Talk to a Teacher program is not just to talk to any teacher; you should be able to talk to someone who understands you, your background, and your goals.

When you sign up, you can designate information such as subject, state, and demographic information like gender or ethnicity.

After you describe yourself in more detail, TeachDFW will match you with a current teacher that gets you. Sound good?

 

Scroll down the page to view calendars and read bios for all Dallas-Ft. Worth coaches. Choose a coach and your preferred date, then click to sign up! Don't see a calendar? Try refreshing your page or email dfw@teach.org for assistance.

 
 

FAQs

What format should I be using?

You have the option of talking to a teacher via phone or video call. Whichever option makes you feel more comfortable.

  • Format

    What format should I be using?

    You have the option of talking to a teacher via phone or video call. Whichever option makes you feel more comfortable.

  • Length

    How long will the calls be?

    The maximum call length is 45 minutes. Average calls last between 20 and 40 minutes.

    If you have any follow-up questions, TeachDFW can schedule another call for you or get you in contact with the mentor that you spoke with the first time.

  • Scheduling

    How do you schedule the phone calls?

    For a phone or video call, all you need to do is select a time frame and TeachDFW will contact you to set up a call with a teacher.

     

  • Preparation

    How should I prepare?

    Choose a call location with low background noise or that’s very quiet. If it’s a video call, try to take your call in a location without background distractions.

    While no formal preparation is needed, you might want to think through a list of questions beforehand. We recommend that you check out our suggestions for questions below:

    • What is one thing you didn’t expect before teaching?

    • What is the most rewarding part of teaching?

    • How do I decide on what grade level and subject to teach?

    • What questions should I be asking myself when choosing a teacher prep program?

    • Do you have advice for funding my preparation?

    • Will my personality fit for teaching?

     

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The path to teaching is one you craft yourself. When you engage in real-time conversation with a professional educator, you get valuable input to complement your online research. It all adds up to making a more-informed decision that’s right for you.

Take the next step and connect now.

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