Introducing Pivot In Your Classroom  

As seen in the case studies, there are many ways you can structure your class to lead your students through the Pivot Method.

Consider introducing Pivot in your classroom through the framework itself:

  • Plant by assessing who your students are and the primary focus and goal of the course.

  • Scan for the materials and resources you’ll need, including books, guest lecturers, and teaching techniques.

  • Pilot by testing out your course approach over a semester or two, with only a few classes and students.

  • Launch by refining your pedagogy and introducing the class to more majors and class levels when appropriate.

Additional tips and classroom best practices:

  • Curate your Pivot classroom materials. Pick and choose the resources that are most beneficial to your classroom, and don’t feel the need to use every book, workbook, and program mentioned.

  • Get creative with timing and schedule. Perhaps you’d like to focus more on one particular step of the Pivot Method, or maybe some chapters resonate with your students’ needs more so than others. Tailor your curriculum’s timeline and schedule to hit the most important points in your class.

  • Mix and match your teaching methods. As seen in both Caitlin and Travis’s case studies, their courses weren’t purely focused on the Pivot Method and materials. Caitlin integrated Pivot into a course on research preparation and methods, while Travis used other exercises, like the Critical Friends exercise, to expand upon the teachings of the Pivot Method.

Suggested resources:

  • Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One: Introducing a four-step process to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

  • The Map What's Next Workbook: A tactile, interactive compliment to the book to help you and your class work through the key Pivot exercises in a fun, methodical way. Inquire here for bulk discount on orders of 20 or more.

  • The Pivot Planner Notepad: 25 sheets with the Pivot Method framework for thinking through creative projects, business ideas, or even larger career moves. Fill it out from left to right as you consider what's working and brainstorm people, skills and experiments to approach next.

  • Pivot Mastermind Kit: An exclusive toolkit with pointers (and templates) for forming and leading your own #PIVOTMastermind Group. Included is a suggested 12-week roadmap for guiding your group through a three-month Pivot Plan (which you can repeat every quarter as desired).

  • 5-Week #PivotSprint: This email series will walk you through the four-stage Pivot Method in five weeks, with some additional prep and reflection at the start and end. Weekly emails will have tips, questions, suggested actions, and a selected list of key tools and templates.

  • Pivot Toolkit: A library of all tools, templates, and resources corresponding to the exercises in the book and grouped by the four stages of the Pivot Method.