Every day is a learning day for children. As an education professional, one of the most important skills to nurture is the ability to recognize and capitalize on “teachable moments.” A teachable moment is an unplanned event during the day that you can use as a learning tool to help kids.
At The Early Years Institute, we understand that teachable moments usually fall outside of the planned curriculum – but it should be considered essential to a child’s education and development. A teacher must be able to recognize these moments and capitalize on them. It’s worth pausing from the original lesson plan to use a concept that has unexpectedly captured the students’ interests; the learning benefits for the children can’t be replaced.
How to find teachable moments: