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The decision to teach is a big one. If you have questions about teaching, there’s no better way to learn than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Connecticut right now.
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Talk to a Teacher
The decision to teach is a big one. If you have questions about teaching, there’s no better way to learn than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Connecticut right now.
Get Advice Now

Someone Who Gets You

When you sign up for a Talk to a Teacher chat, you’re connected with Connecticut educators who are invested in learning about your background and goals.

When you sign up, you can share important information, such as educational history and grade and subject level interests, so your conversation can be personalized to help you meet your goals. Are you ready to connect with a current teacher who gets you? 

Real Talk with Real Educators

Sign up for Talk to a Teacher to get answers to your career questions from a current educator. There can be a lot to juggle when deciding to teach: How do I get started? Will my personality fit in the classroom?  What requirements are there? What will it be like, day in and day out?

With Talk to a Teacher, you’ll get advice on all of your questions from someone who’s been in your situation before.
 

Are you a military veteran?

If you're a military veteran interested in teaching, you may be eligible for specific programs and support. Visit Connecticut Troops to Teachers to learn more.

FAQs

What format should I be using?

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

Don’t have time for a call? Just open LiveChat on any of our webpages to get real-time answers.
 

  • Format

    What format should I be using?

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

    Don’t have time for a call? Just open LiveChat on any of our webpages to get real-time answers.
     

  • Length

    How long will the calls be?

    The maximum call length is 30 minutes. Average calls last between 20 and 30 minutes.

    If you have any follow-up questions, TEACH Connecticut can schedule another call for you or get you in contact with the teacher 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 teacher you want to meet with and a convenient time for them to connect with you.

  • 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 with good lighting and without background distractions.

    When you sign up, you’ll complete a short survey to help prepare your advisor for your conversation, but it’s a good idea 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 an educator preparation program?
    • Do you have advice for funding my preparation?
    • Will my personality be a good fit for teaching?

Meet the Teachers

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

 
 
 
 

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Your path to teaching is your own. When you talk with a professional educator, you get valuable input and advice that’ll help you make informed decisions. (You want those.)

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