American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be taught: teachable skills.
- adj. Able and willing to learn: teachable youngsters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being taught; apt to learn; ready to receive instruction; docile.
- adj. Capable of being taught; apt to learn.
- adj. Willing to receive instruction or to learn; docile.
- adj. That can be taught.
- adj. Facilitating teaching; instructive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being taught; apt to learn; also, willing to receive instruction; docile.
- adj. ready and willing to be taught
- teach + -able (Wiktionary)
“But he decided to use it as what he called a teachable moment to talk to the American people in an adult way about race.”
“This is what they call a teachable moment," said Robert F. Pezzella, executive assistant to the superintendent for school safety and violence prevention.”
“So this is what you call a teachable moment here right now for Barack Obama.”
“Obama said he hoped the incident could be considered "what we call a teachable moment, where all of us ... spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities.”
“It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school's interim director, according to the newspaper.”
“It really is what we call a teachable moment," Jaroflow said, noting the historic significance of same-sex marriage and related civil rights issues.”
“And educators tend to think less in terms of justice, and look for what they call teachable moments.”
“How many times did we hear this described as a teachable moment?”
“There was a division ... again among the Jews for these sayings -- the light and the darkness revealing themselves with increasing clearness in the separation of the teachable from the obstinately prejudiced.”
“And educators tend to think less in terms of justice - and look for what they call teachable moments.”
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