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As educators we need to begin to implement a bold vision for change to flip the concept of education and focus on relevant learning experiences that actually prepare students for the real world. School should allow students to follow their passions, use real world tools to solve real world problems, develop and apply essential skill sets, think divergently, create artifacts of learning to demonstrate conceptual mastery, and foster creativity. Schools need to work for students if the goal is to prepare them for the real world. Below is my brief TEDx talk on the topic.