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Too many bosses?

Started Jul 11, 2016 0 Replies

Gary Hamel recently published a study that workers had too many bosses. He claims and cites examples that flattening the workplace bureaucracy, replacing it with work groups who are responsible to…Continue

HOW CAN SCHOOLS INCORPORATE PROBLEM SOLVING?

Started Jan 27, 2016 0 Replies

Dan Mazz: I would love to discuss how schools can incorporate problem solving with real world problems to encourage personal excellence in the Public Schools.  I've found that by focusing on larger…Continue

Please, Don't Be Rude

Started Mar 23, 2015 0 Replies

Over the last few years, I have been coaching candidates in preparation for their interviews as school leaders and teachers. My clients give me feedback after their interviews. In too many cases,…Continue

Commentary: Effective Constructive Feedback

Started Dec 14, 2013 0 Replies

I found your latest poll results troubling, fascinating, but not surprising. Let's examine the results and speculate about what it means.How frequently do you receive effective constructive feedback…Continue

 

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How Screening Really Works by Larry Aronstein

How Screening Really WorksIf I apply for a job and don’t hear back should I call? How is my resume screened? What is the screener really looking for? How do interviewing committees make decisions? Although each district customizes their process, the variations are usually minor. So, how does it really work?When you apply for a position, be prepared to wait. Don’t be a pest and call the personnel office to inquire about your status. They are busy people who are filling many different positions.…See More
Jan 17
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Get Your Leadership Job at Four Points by Sheraton Plainview

March 4, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:30pm
A comprehensive day long workshop in preparing for an interview, development of your resume, and one-on-one evaluation and revision of your resume.See More
Jan 16
Dr. Larry Aronstein posted a blog post

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

Answering Frequently Asked QuestionsThere are strategies in answering the most frequently asked interviewers’ questions. It takes some work, but these strategies can readily be mastered. First, you need to think through your narrative -- the story you want to get across about who you are. You should always assume that the first question is going to be, “Tell us about yourself”. The second piece of advice is to formulate a set of your professional guiding principles. Actually write them down.…See More
Jan 4
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Get Your Leadership Job

How do I distinguish myself in order to get that leadership job? Share what works and what doesn't work.See More
Dec 16, 2016
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Milestones in Becoming a Leader by Larry Aronstein

Milestones in Becoming a Leader As a young first-time parent, I learned that children go through various stages, developmental steps. They find their hands and then their feet and put them in their mouth. Later, they begin speech by saying. "da, da, da". We know that early adolescents go through all kinds of hormonal and growth changes. As part of my mid-life process, I bought a sports convertible-- these are all stages or milestones in the developmental process. Likewise, I believe leaders go…See More
Nov 25, 2016
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Get Your Leadership Job

How do I distinguish myself in order to get that leadership job? Share what works and what doesn't work.See More
Nov 19, 2016
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Making Adjustments: The Interview Process in Four Steps by Larry Aronstein

Making Adjustments: The Interview Process in Four StepsMost interview processes have four steps: the screening interview, a committee interview, a small group interview with some Central Office administrators, and an interview with the Superintendent which may include the Board. Each step is different, calling for different interviewing strategies. How you make adjustments to your approach of interviewing at each stage of the process is critical to your success in getting to the next step. You…See More
Nov 16, 2016
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When to Begin Preparing for Your Job Search

When to Begin Preparing for Your Job Search It is never too early to begin preparing for a job search. Most candidates don’t get serious about their search until what is generally considered to be the “prime season” for job postings in April and May. Serious job search preparation includes up-dating and revising your resume and cover letter, and prepping for interviews. I can understand the logic that the majority of jobs become available in the spring, however I would argue that the practice…See More
Oct 31, 2016
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BODY LANGUAGE by Larry Aronstein

BODY LANGUAGE There has been a lot of attention being paid to body language in regard to the Presidential Debates. How important is your body language over the course of your job interview?Some experts say that ninety percent of what we communicate is expressed through body language. Body language is a two-way street between the candidate and the interviewers as well as among the interviewers. An effective candidate must be aware of, and try to control his or her own body language. You must…See More
Sep 27, 2016
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Does the Order in Which You Interview Matter? by Larry Aronstein

Does the Order in Which You Interview Matter? “Congratulations! You have been selected to be interviewed for the assistant principal position at the Happy Hollow Public Schools. This is Dr. Buggerband’s secretary. I’d like to schedule an appointment.”Of course you are thrilled. Barely able to breathe, you reply, “Yes, I’d be delighted!”The secretary says in an almost mechanical voice, “How about next Wednesday at 4:30 at the Middle School. I can email a confirmation that will include…See More
Sep 21, 2016
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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: TRIED and TESTED WAYS to GREAT RESULTS

What can school leaders do to get great student achievement results? Get and share practical time-tested strategies.See More
Aug 14, 2016
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NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION: 10 TIPS FOR SUCCESS by LARRY ARONSTEIN

NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION: 10 TIPS FOR SUCCESSYou got your new leadership job. Now what? What can you do beginning on day one to maximize your success in your new position and, quite often, your new school and/or district? You have been a successful teacher who enjoys a reputation of being friendly, warm and collegial. Now, as an entry-level administrator (assistant principal, chairperson, coordinator, dean), you are expected to deal effectively with teachers who are more experienced than you and…See More
Aug 10, 2016

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I am a retired Long Island superintendent and founder of Educational Performance Consultants. I coach new and aspiring school leaders and teachers in how to get that leadership position and be successful in it by helping them prepare their resumes and cover letters, and teaching tried and tested interviewing strategies. You can contact me at larryaronstein@yahoo.com
What is your present job title?
Consultant
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Nassau County NY, Suffolk County NY

Dr. Larry Aronstein's Blog

HOW TO GET INTERVIEWS by Larry Aronstein

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 11:29am 0 Comments

 

How to Get Interviews

 

You’ve re-written your resume and cover letter several times. You‘ve applied for every supervisory job for which you’re qualified within 40 miles, but still you are not getting interviews. What’s wrong?  As an applicant, your goal is to stand out from the rest of the field and be seen as being more attractive and qualified. You have to be an accomplished solid professional who has a good deal to offer…

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LEAVE REPLACEMENT: SHOULD I TAKE IT by Larry Aronstein

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

 

 

LEAVE REPLACEMENT: SHOULD I TAKE IT?

Should you consider taking a leave replacement position? Like most other complex questions, the answer is, “It depends”. It depends on your specific set of circumstances. It depends on the conditions surrounding the leave.

What are your circumstances?

  • Are you starting a new career as a teacher? If you have been unsuccessfully seeking a position in teaching, then a leave…
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How Screening Really Works by Larry Aronstein

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

How Screening Really Works

If I apply for a job and don’t hear back should I call? How is my resume screened? What is the screener really looking for? How do interviewing committees make decisions? Although each district customizes their process, the variations are usually minor. So, how does it really work?

When you apply for a position, be prepared to wait. Don’t be a pest and call the personnel office to inquire about your…

Continue

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

There are strategies in answering the most frequently asked interviewers’ questions. It takes some work, but these strategies can readily be mastered. First, you need to think through your narrative -- the story you want to get across about who you are. You should always assume that the first question is going to be, “Tell us about yourself”. The second…

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At 12:39pm on March 22, 2016, Tina M. Smith said…

Glad to be in your group...looking forward to future workshops and learning from my colleagues.

At 1:51pm on January 26, 2011, Christine V. Cralidis said…

Dr. Aronstein,

I look forward to your presentation tomorrow.  I have been in education for 26 years and a new principal for the last two years.  I want to know what I will be when I grow up??

 

Hopefully, the weather cooperates.

 

Christine  V. Cralidis

 
 
 

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