Donavan Davis was the first African American President of the Radio and Television Club. Donavan was working towards his major in radio/television in communications at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Donavan Davis’ career “took the road less traveled.” Working for a mom and pop gymnastics center early in his career, Donavan Davis aka Mr. Donavan, was teaching competitive gymnastics, competitive cheer, and taught ballet.
The mobile concept was an innovative revelation for Mr. Donavan. Mr. Donavan’s approach is no different than Maria Montessori’s, “an approach that values the human spirit, and the development of the whole child –physical, social, emotional, cognitive.”
One of his teaching methods, Mr. Donavan, takes a pool noodle and shows a child how to throw the pool noodle like a football. Mr. Donavan understands the slow incorporation of the football versus the pool noodle allows the child to not be afraid of this long soft friendly pool noodle as opposed to a hard brown missile traveling at a spiraling speed to be side stepped and miss catching the ball out of fear of being hurt. Missing the catch causes the child’s ego to ache a bit experiencing failure.
Donavan Davis was that nerdy kid in school that all the kids made fun of. The kid that was never chosen to be on a team sport. The last kid to be picked for his strength. Donavan received ongoing hazing while attending Navarro College that he never returned to complete his degree. Having been that kid, Donavan’s empathy for the children he works with motivates him to make that child successful on the child’s level, not compared to what everyone else is capable of doing for that age or that height.
The child needing an extra push to realizing their own awesomeness Mr. Donavan will help your child achieve his/her potential. Mr. Donavan has many success stories of children of all ages and sizes. Please visit our testimonies page for some testimonies.
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