teachable moment


: a time that is favorable for teaching something, such as proper behavior

Examples of teachable moment in a Sentence

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“Teachable moment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachable%20moment. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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