Featured EyeWirer: @michellewooten

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A behind the scenes look at the EyeWire community.

Meet the EyeWirers who are mapping the brain. Today’s featured EyeWirer is Michelle, AKA @michellewooten.

So, tell the world a little about yourself.

So, I am Michelle Wooten and I live in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. I am a teacher in an alternative discipline campus …. I teach math to 6th through 12th graders who have been expelled from their regular school. I have taught either math or science for most of my 30 + years of teaching; however, I am a poet at heart. I love language and learning about language. I also LOVE the brain and studying about the brain. If I had not decided at age 5 to be a teacher, I may have been a neuro-scientist instead!

Why do you play EyeWire?

It teaches me patience and to look for small details. Also, since I am a frustrated scientist, it gives me a chance to BE a scientist, in my own way. I get to help research and possibly future generations will benefit from what we do. Besides, the other EyeWirers are great fun!

How did you discover EyeWire?

I was having my classes participate in Digital Learning Day and saw an interview with Amy. I signed up, and got hooked!

Share a short story that helps the world get to know you.

What to say??? Sometimes I wish I had not decided so young to be a teacher. I could have been a storm chaser (I love violent storms), a scientist, an astronaut (“Space …. the final frontier …”) However, I love to learn, so teaching works! My current passion in education is technology, and how to implement technology to enhance student learning. However, my students also need social skills, so I want to help them be cooperative as well. I could ramble on and on here, poetry, photography, language, clouds … Did I mention I like clouds? 

Anything else you’d like to share?

My students often say I am strange or weird, and my response is, “Yay! I have met my goal for the day!”

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