TransformEd supports educators and education systems in equipping students with the Mindsets, Essential Skills, and Habits (MESH) they need to succeed in college, career, and life.
We envision a future in which all students in the United States develop a critical set of mindsets, essential skills, and habits (MESH) that will enable them to succeed in school, college, career, and life. When equipped with these competencies, all children and youth will be able to set and achieve meaningful goals, express and regulate their emotions, understand and empathize with others, work effectively in groups, build and maintain fulfilling relationships, and contribute fully to their communities. As a result, all members of future generations will be empowered as resilient individuals and engaged citizens who thrive as productive members of their families, communities, and workplaces.
What is MESH?
MESH refers to the subset of intrapersonal and interpersonal mindsets and competencies, (often referred to as “social-emotional” skills), that have been shown to matter for long term success, are measurable in valid and reliable ways at scale, and are teachable in school settings. Examples of MESH include self-management, growth mindset, and social competence.
Our Core Values
We know that MESH skills matter for students’ success in college, career, and life. We believe that it is possible to change education systems so that all students have opportunities to develop MESH skills and academic skills in school.
We recognize that every student has MESH skills that can be developed further. We believe that all students deserve access to the tools, strategies, and resources that can help them build their MESH skills.
We step up when high-leverage opportunities arise and take strategic risks in service of our mission. We work with urgency to help students succeed now while also recognizing that meaningful change may take time.
We develop evidence-based hypotheses about the most effective ways to measure and develop MESH skills. We use data to test these hypotheses, and we course-correct as needed based on our findings.
We amplify our impact by partnering with diverse organizations and individuals who have demonstrated expertise in research, policy, and practice. We model MESH skills in our collaborative work with others.