All of the patterns that kept showing up are all teachable moments, even the painful ones. In every situation stop and ask yourself—What is the lesson I need to learn right NOW?

According to Wikipedia:

The concept was popularized by Robert Havighurst in his 1952 book, Human Development and Education. In the context of education theory, Havighurst explained,

“A developmental task is a task which is learned at a specific point and which makes achievement of succeeding tasks possible. When the timing is right, the ability to learn a particular task will be possible. This is referred to as a ‘teachable moment.’ It is important to keep in mind that unless the time is right, learning will not occur. Hence, it is important to repeat important points whenever possible so that when a student’s teachable moment occurs, s/he can benefit from the knowledge.”[1]

What is the last teachable moment you can think of?

What did you learn?

Who or what taught the lesson?




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