teachable moment

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of teachable moment

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

Word by Word Definitions

teachable play
  1. : capable of being taught

  2. : apt and willing to learn

  3. : favorable to teaching

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up teachable moment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!