A new concept – live & interactive online classes for adults!

Learn a useful new skill, a fun hobby, and how to take better care of you so that you can be the best version of yourself.

Your Teachable Moment is a new concept in adult learning. It was founded in August of 2020 to encourage people to reach out of their COVID-19 bubble to lessen their isolation and engage in learning.  

YTM offers courses and community where ideas, connections and learning occur. 

Guiding Principles

  • Provide learners to gain valuable knowledge or an enriching skill
  • Offer a place for people to build a new community of learners and instructors
  • Bring people together, lessen isolation
  • Contract with high quality, vetted instructors who have comprehensive topic knowledge
  • Always offer respect, timely responses, and strength-based feedback
Meet the founding partners

I am Dawn Strauss-Berta! I live in Iowa, in a town called Bettendorf, right on the Mississippi river. I live with my husband of 23 years, and my two kids, Cas Berta and Carly. Although I live in Iowa, I was born and raised in NJ and am a true NJ girl. I am often told, “You can take the girl out of Jersey, but can never take Jersey out of the girl”.

I have an undergraduate degree in music education – (violin was my major instrument) and a doctorate degree in Chiropractic. I have been teaching online college classes in health and science for the past 13 years now, and online ESL classes at various companies for the past four years.

Wendy and I met in our ESL teaching lives. We also went on a cruise together before COVID closed the travel world down. I am super happy we are in this together!

My name is Wendy Blizard Eldredge and I live outside of Boston, Massachusetts in the beautiful town of Bolton.

In my work life I have served as a grant writer, started a nonprofit which I ran for 13 years, and went to grad school in my 40s to earn my Masters in Public Administration. When I was teaching in the UMASS system in 2010, we packed up and moved to China for three years for my husband’s career.  Rather than go back to university teaching, I took some time off and dabbled in a few interesting things–one of which brought me to meeting Dawn.  

My nice husband and I have two beautiful and brilliant daughters–one is local to us and one lives in Montana! Additionally, we have a borrowed son who lives in NYC with his very lovely girlfriend. There is a long story about how we came to borrow him, but we are keeping him and that’s that. Lastly, is our beloved Andrew-in-law. He came to us via marriage to our oldest and he had no idea what he was getting into. 

I am tall and mostly always fun.