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4 Ideas for Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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(StatePoint) October is National Learning and Development Month, a time set aside for broadening one’s personal and professional skills. Here are four cool ideas for marking the occasion:

• Learn to Dance: Dance is a beautiful art form offering opportunities to immerse yourself in different cultures and musical genres. There’s also evidence that taking up dance can boost mental and physical health, reduce stress and even improve memory. From ballet to ballroom to salsa to swing, there’s a dance style for everyone. So, consider taking that first step of learning the steps.

• Play Piano: Playing the piano helps develop motor skills and improves cognitive learning. Now, thanks to new tools, you can develop your musical skills faster. Using the Casio Tone LK-S250 keyboard’s Key Lighting System, which features a voice-guided step-up lesson system, you can quickly learn its 60 built-in songs and sound great in no time.

• Take a Writing Course: From email correspondence to meeting agendas to thank you notes, you are likely doing at least a little writing in your daily life. But is your message clear? You don’t need to have designs on writing the next great American novel to benefit from tightening your prose. A writing course can help anyone become more powerful, effective communicator.

• Get Mathematical: Whether you’re a student in school or a student of life, you can delve into math and improve your comprehension of related concepts using ClassPad.net, a web-based calculator which serves as a one-stop shop for enhancing analytical thinking, and making math come alive for people of all ages. Usable on a desktop or tablet, the program also makes it easier for students and teachers to collaborate.

This October, pave the way for becoming a lifelong learner by boosting personal and professional skills.  

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