TeachableMoment, a project of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, fosters social responsibility through K-12 classroom lessons that:
- encourage inquiry and critical thinking on current issues
- support students’ social & emotional learning
TeachableMoment was created in the wake of 9/11. In the days after the tragedy, Morningside Center began receiving calls from teachers who were looking for ways to sensitively address issues related to 9/11 in their classrooms. Our website’s traffic began to grow exponentially. We turned to lifelong educator Alan Shapiro, who had helped found Morningside Center, to help us generate new lessons - and TeachableMoment was born.