Make an Impact: Now
Have an immediate and sustained impact on people’s lives - and on the world.
As a teacher, each day presents the promise of possibility.
To be a teacher is to be a problem solver, a poet, an inventor, a creator, an explorer, and more.
Experience the possibility of untangling a student’s understanding of numbers, of awakening curiosities that shift life trajectories, and of creating social change.
If you want to make a dent in this world, explore your path to teaching.
Tackle Real Challenges. Reap Real Rewards.
Zip code, not talent, is one of the biggest predictors of a child’s success.
Before the age of three, children from high-income families are exposed to 30 million more words than their peers growing up in poverty.
Even within the same school systems, the opportunity gap between students growing up in poverty and their peers can be traced.
Make Progress Against a Solvable Problem
Teachers are on the front lines addressing the injustices of our education system head-on. People like you who have decided to lead, inspire, and invest in an equal education for all.
And there is an emerging glimmer that the opportunity gap is narrowing. According to a recent article in the New York Times,
"The enormous gap in academic performance between high-income and low-income children has begun to narrow. Children entering kindergarten today are more equally prepared than they were in the late 1990's."
So no, teaching isn’t always easy, but because the problems are solvable, the rewards are unparalleled.
Although there is still an enormous amount of work ahead - take the first step. Choose to make a difference, and get paid to do it.
Hear from other teachers experiences making an impact
Every morning I wake up knowing that I get to expose children to new opportunities, and potentially better their futures.
This Challenge Requires You
Given the obstacles that many students face, there’s a need for talented, brilliant, and passionate people to join the countless hard-working teachers who are already making a difference. Students and teachers
Choosing the right profession is a big deal. And TEACH.org is here to provide you with everything that you might need to determine if teaching is a fit and, if so, where you can find a job once you have your teaching credentials.