TeachableMoment Lessons



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Feb 03, 2023

Students explore the diversity of names and traditions people in different countries use to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and consider how we can be more inclusive when it comes to

Jan 30, 2023

Some suggestions to give your students space to share their thoughts and feelings about the events surrounding the death of Tyre Nichols.

Jan 21, 2023

Students read about and discuss positive and negative impacts of social media, and reflect on their own experiences through pair shares and group discussion.

Jan 10, 2023

Students explore new angles on the life and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr., and consider their own responses and (re)commitments to justice. 

Dec 19, 2022

Mindfulness practices can help both students and adults stay grounded and connected. This guided visualization activity is one way to bring the benefits of mindfulness to your

Dec 17, 2022

Studies show that isolation and sadness among young people have increased since the pandemic. Students explore ways to address this problem as a society. 

Dec 06, 2022

A collection of TeachableMoment activities for exploring holiday feelings, finding joy, and more.

Dec 02, 2022

The gap between rich and poor is still growing. Students examine the evidence, and consider what young people, and others, are doing to raise wages and close the gap.

Nov 22, 2022

In a healing circle, students share their responses to the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. 


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Mar 07, 2023

Watch, read about — and try! — this 'snippet of magic' for younger elementary students. 

Mar 01, 2023

Looking for engaging activities on amazing women and their movements? Here’s our collection!  

Feb 21, 2023

How can we turn a rough day with students into a teachable moment? Here's one teacher's strategy for a "reset" that promotes accountability. 

Feb 20, 2023

School boards around the country are embroiled in controversies on issues ranging from the rights of transgender students to teaching on race. Should students have a say on school

Feb 08, 2023

11 tips to help you take care of yourself. 

Feb 07, 2023

In honor of Black History Month, consider these lessons on everything from the story of Black farmers to the history of voter suppression.