http://play-well.org

Play-Well TEKnologies

Instructor

May 2015 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Extremely flexible hours, great pay, great coworkers and management. I get to pursue my passion of teaching using LEGO building materials!

What I wish was different

Sometimes I had to drive to different schools and traffic would be bad.

Advice

To make sure you're well rested the night before because with the morning and afternoon rush hour it gets difficult to drive to and from school.
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Childcare Worker

August 2017 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

I liked working with kids and using Legos to explore STEM

What I wish was different

I wish they were more flexible when I was sick.

Advice

Working with children is fun but exhausting. Remember you have to remain their teacher, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun.
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Assistant Regional Instructor

May 2019 • Provo, UT

What I liked

Love that I can gain experience and get paid at the same time teaching with Legos to children! Company is quite flexible and understanding with schedules and needs. Good sense of community with frequent company newsletter emails.

What I wish was different

That I'd only found it sooner!

Advice

Do something that is challenging and possible to enjoy and you will have an excellent experience.
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Summer Camp Teacher

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with young kids and teaching them about engineering concepts to help them find their passion for a field that is only going to be more important in the future.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Assistant Instructor

June - August 2018 • Columbia, MD

What I liked

Very interactive with teaching the children how to apply engineering principles with legos.

What I wish was different

Wish I had more independence to go off curriculum and more time to have become a full time instructor.

Advice

Organizational skills and keep up beat so that the kids are also sharing that same energy and motivation
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Teaching Assistant (Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School)

June - August 2018 • Evanston, IL

What I liked

I liked that I assisted with two classes per day and I got to work with students of different ages. I also like that I worked a school schedule and had weekends off and that we had paid drive time.

What I wish was different

We taught at a different location every week and sometimes the drives were long.

Advice

Patience is key. Students respond better if you speak to them like you would speak to other adults.
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Engineering Instructor

January 2018 • Eugene, OR

What I liked

Teaching kids the STEM FUNdamentals while playing with thousands of LEGO.

What I wish was different

More classes during the regular school year.

Advice

Failing is one of the best ways we can learn something and is necessary for progression in STEM.
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Engineering Instructor

November 2017 • Fort Collins, CO

What I liked

I got to spend the entire summer teaching elementary school kids a ton of different basic engineering concepts with LEGOs!!!! I got to build and teach awesome projects completely made of LEGO, such as, motorized LEGO cars and machines that ran along a zip lines, moving staircases, ferris wheels, and many many more!

What I wish was different

Nothing really. This is a super fun job! Being around kids for 9 hours a day gets very tiring.

Advice

I think this is an awesome part time job for students. The hours are amazing, and its a very independent job. There isn't a lot of contact with other employees, so it important to be very organized and selfsufficient.
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