"People don't rise from nothing."
Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, writes:
"In Outliers, I want to convince you that...people don't rise from nothing. We do owe something to parentage and patronage. It makes a difference where and when we grew up. The culture we belong to and the legacies passed down by our forebears shape the patterns of our achievement in ways we cannot begin to imagine. " (p. 19)
Malcom explored how environments influence behavior, impacting success. In my research I explored the brain functions' influence on behavior. It is my theory -from this research- that when we understand the brains' functions, we are better equipped to influence our own environments. Furthermore, as educators, we are better equipped to create the best environments for our students.