National Learning And Development Month

October is National Learning and Development Month. The purpose of this month is to encourage parents to focus on their child’s education and how it affects their development. However, this month’s purpose extends beyond the education of children. It’s also a time for adults to examine their own skills and development and to improve themselves where possible.

It’s beneficial for people to continue their education journey throughout their entire lives. It not only helps them advance in their careers but also helps to keep them growing and evolving. This is a month for everyone to maximize their potential by doing what they can to keep learning.

The History of National Learning And Development Month

This month was created by the Academy of Learning and Development in Orlando, Florida, in 2016. They established this month to encourage people to continue their education throughout their lives. Since its creation, it has motivated people from all walks of life to improve themselves through education.

Interesting Facts About Learning

We can’t cover a month called National Learning and Development Month without taking the time to talk about learning. That’s why we decided to look up some facts on the subject and list them below for everyone to appreciate. Let’s check out the following bullet points and learn more about learning!

  • All throughout a person’s life, their brain is changing.
  • During a person’s 30s and 40s, their brain begins to shrink.
  • When the brain gets bored with a particular project or subject, it diverts blood flow away from the areas responsible for processing that information.
  • Learning new things helps brain cells work more efficiently.
  • The human brain stores new information while a person sleeps. That’s why a lack of sleep has a negative effect on memory.
  • When the human brain is damaged, it’s capable of adapting and shifting some tasks to other areas of the brain.
  • Learning new skills and information can help prevent cognitive decline in older adults.
  • Stress can have a negative effect on a person’s ability to learn.
  • Making mistakes is an important part of learning, and giving students permission to make mistakes can actually improve their ability to learn.

Observing National Learning And Development Month

Devoting yourself to your own education, as well as to your children’s educational development, is the main way to observe this month. However, educational development may mean different things to different people.

For some, it may be attending college classes or an online course. For others, it may be reading more. There’s really no wrong answer as long as you work towards bettering yourself. And while you’re doing that, don’t forget to use the hashtag #LearningAndDevelopmentMonth to let us all know how it’s going.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
Education & Reading