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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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Do Not Mess Up Your Interview by Larry Aronstein

Do Not Mess Up Your InterviewDon’t talk too much. Answer each question within two to two and one-half minutes. Give one good example. The panel is working within a tight schedule. Nobody likes a chatter box.Answer the question. Stick to the interviewers’ questions. Stay on topic. Panelists usually ask the same questions to every candidate in order to compare and contrast answers. Be careful about getting on a roll and going off on tangents which results in not answering the question. Not…See More
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"I have been hitting walls for about 6 years now, even in my own district.  I usually ask for feedback and I have been told that I interview well but someone with more experience was hired over me. How do I get experience if I cannot obtain it…"
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Advice to New School Leaders by Larry Aronstein

ADVICE TO NEW LEADERS Here is a typical message I get from new school leaders at the beginning of each school year: I wanted to touch base with you as I had a few questions and value your insight.  I had a very successful first year.  Being a leader was certainly a challenge, but I learned a lot and have a good teaching staff with which to work. Do you have any advice for year two?  (1) How, in your experiences, does year two differ from year one?  (2) I've been receiving a lot of different…See More
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LEAVE REPLACEMENT: SHOULD I TAKE IT by Larry Aronstein

  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 replacement makes sense. A leave replacement is a far better alternative than substitute…See More
Jan 24
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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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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
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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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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?
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K-12
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Nassau County NY, Suffolk County NY

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Do Not Mess Up Your Interview by Larry Aronstein

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Do Not Mess Up Your Interview

  • Don’t talk too much. Answer each question within two to two and one-half minutes. Give one good example. The panel is working within a tight schedule. Nobody likes a chatter box.
  • Answer the question. Stick to the interviewers’ questions. Stay on topic. Panelists usually ask the same questions to every candidate in order to compare and contrast answers. Be careful about getting on a roll and going…
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Advice to New School Leaders by Larry Aronstein

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 10:30am 1 Comment

ADVICE TO NEW LEADERS

 

Here is a typical message I get from new school leaders at the beginning of each school year:

 

I wanted to touch base with you as I had a few questions and value your insight.  I had a very successful first year.  Being a leader was certainly a challenge, but I learned a lot and have a good teaching staff with which to work. Do you have any advice for year two?

  

(1) How, in your experiences, does year two…

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A Case of the Nerves

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

OVERCOMING NERVOUSNESS

 

“I get so nervous when I interview that I freeze.” It is natural that interviewees feel nervous about interviewing. There’s a lot at stake. You have invested a great deal of time, effort and money in trying to take the next step in your career. You’re walking into a room all alone to meet a group of strangers who are going to ask you difficult questions and make judgments about if they like you, if you’re a…

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OVERCOMING NERVOUSNES by Larry Aronstein

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:24pm 0 Comments

OVERCOMING NERVOUSNESS

 

“I get so nervous when I interview that I freeze.” It is natural that interviewees feel nervous about interviewing. There’s a lot at stake. You have invested a great deal of time, effort and money in trying to take the next step in your career. You’re walking into a room all alone to meet a group of strangers who are going to ask you difficult questions and make judgments about if they like you, if you’re a…

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At 7:10am on August 23, 2017, James Williams said…
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I was hopeful that you are still taking part in 1:1 interview coaching. I have sat with you in the past and was looking to capitalize on your expertise once again. If so could you please email me at jimbosupt@yahoo.com.
Respectfully
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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