A book for parents, students, and educators that also works as a high school and college resource. Students will love the stories that connect music with positive change. Pivot is a fast and easy read for educators to inspire them, as well as parents to encourage their kids.
Philip Levine | K-12 teacher & Parent | New York
Ravi Hutheesing has written a timely, essential book, Pivot, that emphasizes "cultural competence is the pathway to equity, equity is the pathway to equality, and equality is the pathway to world peace.
Terry Spradlin | School Boards Association Executive Director | Indiana
A particularly good book for educators including those involved with curriculum and the strategic planning of schools, and I would also like my own children to read it. It’s a good example of what a successful life in 2020 looks like—today’s world is rarely picking one profession and sticking with it for life.
Robert Moje | Educational Planner & Architect | Virginia
As an educational leader, Pivot was very helpful as we build a system addressing the whole child with a focus on equity and cultural competence. As a parent, it encouraged me to foster curiosity and independence in my three daughters. As a fan of human achievement, Ravi’s story is fascinating at the least and inspiring at its best.
Bob Tess | School District Chief Finance & Business Officer | Wisconsin
In a world that seems to be deeply divided, Ravi analyzes the continuum of cultural, social, and political changes that confront our beliefs and practices by compelling us to think deeply about empowering today's youth.
Stan Jones | Superintendent of Schools | Virginia
A journey of self-discovery, noting the need for cultivating and developing one’s strengths, social responsibility, communication skills and desire for lifelong learning. Ravi’s Pivot makes for a compelling read with tips for fostering these strengths in youth today.
Mary Beth Pelosky | K-12 Principal & Global Ed. Specialist | Virginia
We don't offer children enough opportunities to explore, experience, struggle, and fail—a natural process of learning that helps develop curiosity, self-confidence, grit, and a true sense of accomplishment. Pivot has many practical uses for parents and educators with thoughtful insights on how to champion student success.
Paul Blanford | K-12 School Superintendent & District Administrator | Wisconsin
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Attendees of Ravi's keynotes who own a copy of PIVOT are invited to attend real-time audio-video interactive quarterly meetings with Ravi. During these one-hour meetings, Ravi will answer questions from readers and then focus on one of the four pillars of lifelong learning that are introduced in the book and supported by the stories in each chapter. Participants may attend as many of these free sessions as they would like.
Real-time Audio-Video Interactive (R.A.V.I.) meetings are the First Wednesday of Each Quarter, 9pm eastern (USA), 8pm central, 6pm pacific, each covering one of the four pillars of lifelong learning:
April 6, 2022 - Nurturing Talent
July 6, 2022 - Inspiring Curiosity
October 5, 2022 - Provoking Critical Thinking
January 4, 2023 - Fostering Communication
April 5, 2023 - Nurturing Talent
July 5, 2023 - Inspiring Curiosity
October 4, 2023 - Provoking Critical Thinking
January 3, 2024 - Fostering Communication
to be continued...
You must register once to automatically receive access links to all future sessions (you will also receive timely reminders for your convenience and can opt-out anytime).
Book’s Bonus Resources
- Photo Gallery (color versions of the pictures in book)
- Biography of Ravi's Granduncle, Jawaharlal Nehru
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- History of Chile and the 1970s Coup de Etat
- India's Poverty Challenge
- Shanti Bhavan Children's Project
- Ravi Unites Schools
- Ravi's Songwriting Safaris
- Ravi's Music Products