teach·​able | \ ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce teachable (audio) \

Definition of teachable

1a : capable of being taught
b : apt and willing to learn
2 : favorable to teaching

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Other Words from teachable

teachableness noun
teachably \ ˈtē-​chə-​blē How to pronounce teachable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of teachable in a Sentence

students who are teachable and eager to learn The book's style makes it very teachable.
Recent Examples on the Web For Jackson, this was a teachable moment for his city. Jordan Heller, The New Republic, "He’s a Big City Mayor. His Grandsons Are Suspected Gang Members.," 3 May 2021 Going forward, Raviv and her colleagues write that the pandemic can be something of a teachable moment for educators, clinicians, and policymakers. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "How the Closure of In-School Learning Damaged U.S. Children's Mental Health During the Pandemic," 29 Apr. 2021 Derek Chauvin trial is a teachable moment:Here's how classrooms are discussing it. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Facebook braces for Derek Chauvin verdict, cracks down on threats and content that celebrates or mocks George Floyd's death," 19 Apr. 2021 Brown is still extremely raw technically, which was evident on tape and at the Senior Bowl this year, but his issues are teachable. John Owning, Dallas News, "7-round Cowboys mock draft: With Patrick Surtain II off the board, Dallas finds another top-tier CB at No. 10," 12 Apr. 2021 These amazing coaches turned a loss into a teachable moment. Don Yaeger, Forbes, "Here's What These NCAA Tournament Losses Can Teach You About Winning," 7 Apr. 2021 There was something instinctive about wanting to be teachable again. Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, "SAG nominee Bill Camp makes an impact, even in the short parts as in ‘Queen’s Gambit’," 8 Mar. 2021 For Clarence Gravlee, the podcast was literally a teachable moment. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "Troubling podcast puts JAMA, the ‘voice of medicine,’ under fire for its mishandling of race," 9 Apr. 2021 This veteran team has grown to appreciate the value of piling up points and learning lessons along the way, and this game serves as another teachable moment after almost letting what should have been an easy victory slip away. Stephen Whyno, courant.com, "Rangers’ four-goal third not enough to overtake Capitals, who get 10th win in 11 games," 28 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of teachable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Teachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachable. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teachable

: able and willing to learn : capable of being taught
: allowing something to be taught or learned easily

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