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 teachably (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 Essentially Minter is saying there’s no reason to be coy about our dire global climactic realities: The Tokyo Olympic Committee had a teachable moment and missed the opportunity to inform the public. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Climate change is already transforming international sports," 26 Oct. 2019 But still, there’s a method to the madness, and with three starters new to the Pacers roster entering this season, defensive drills in practice have led to plenty of teachable moments. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "T.J. Warren was one of the NBA's worst defenders. Can he be Pacers' next transformation?," 22 Oct. 2019 Ultimately, the teachable moment in the aftermath of Bell’s drop allowed Harbaugh to share his feelings on the harsh criticism that comes when a team is not as good as it was advertised. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "While defending his player, Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh answers own critics," 22 Oct. 2019 Anderson said he had been called the slur by students before, and typically uses those conversations as teachable moments to explain the history, context and meaning of the slur, WISC reported. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Cher offers to cover legal fees for fired security guard," 19 Oct. 2019 That effort also failed — all nine won re-election — and instead has become a teachable moment in terms of the limits of presidential influence in congressional races, especially when incumbents are running for re-election. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Some Democrats Want to Make the Supreme Court Bigger. Here's the History of Court Packing," 18 Oct. 2019 Despite these with-great-power-comes-great-responsibility teachable moments, the show still feels slight. Wired, "Raising Dion Is the Latest in the Netflix Era of Just OK TV," 4 Oct. 2019 Which doesn’t mean the film is some kind of terrible black mark on his record; there are more than a few good nuggets in all those teachable moments. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Steven Soderbergh brings out the stars in scattershot satire The Laundromat," 3 Oct. 2019 But zoo officials hope, in part, that this alligator experience will be a teachable moment. John Biemer, chicagotribune.com, "‘That’s the alligator they caught in Chicago.’ Chance the Snapper’s reputation grows at new home in Florida.," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of teachable

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

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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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