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TEDxXavierSchool - Brian Maraña - Learning through Getting Lost

What happens when we make the world, our classroom, and the everyone and everything, our teacher? In this very entertaining and profound talk at TEDxXavierSchool, Brian Maraña makes his case for schools, teachers, learners, and virtually everyone to engage the world for creativity and growth. Brian Lawrence C. Maraña is the International Programs Coordinator of Xavier School. Brian and his team are primarily responsible for the expansion of the formal international programs that the school is now offering. Concurrently, he is also a Technology Integration Coordinator bringing IT into the classroom. Before taking on these roles, Brian was a faculty member of the High School Christian Life Education department. Prior to joining Xavier, Brian worked as a recruiter for the The Beijing Center, a Jesuit-run Chinese Studies department at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. As testament to the impact of his work in the teaching profession, Brian was awarded a Recognition Certificate for Exceptional Teaching by Stanford University in 2009. Brian holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, with minors in Sociology and Asian Studies, honors program, summa cum laude, from Loyola College in Maryland. He is currently an MA Education degree candidate at the Ateneo de Manila University. http AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a <b>...</b>

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