Meagen Farrell, Chief Learning Officer of Mustard Seed Training

Looking to share the love of God with children? Mustard Seed Training is here to help you create a more peaceful and just society by how we approach teaching and parenting.

Our ministry is to support kids and parents to grow in love for God and one another.

Our business is making hands-on materials for praying with children, primarily ages 3-12. We specialize in:

  • Unique hand-crafted wooden products,
  • DIY sets you can finish at home, and
  • Standard Good Shepherd materials made from Baltic Birch plywood.

Products are accessible to people in a variety of settings, but designed for use with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), a Montessori-based method of religious education.

Thank you for your interest, and may God sanctify the work of our hands!


Adult Faith Formation

In addition to selling materials from our small group of faith-based crafters, Meagen Farrell is available to facilitate live workshops, online courses, or webinars for adults on the following topics:

  • FREE: Child Protection Training (certified VIRTUS trainer)
  • Make-and-take workshops to create materials that engage kids with God’s Word,
  • Adapting your program to be inclusive of all children,
  • Digital tools for volunteer and student management,
  • Crowdfunding your church or non-profit project.

Feel free to contact Meagen at 216.973.4977 or use the form below:

From my previous career as a teacher trainer in adult basic education, you can also find resources on this site for:

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About Meagen Farrell

Teaching Adults GED

I am author of Teaching Adults: A GED® Test Resource Book available from New Readers Press, and a variety of instructional materials by Essential Education. As Founder of Farrell Ink LLC, I provided program design and training services for non-profits and small businesses.

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license. TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a trademark of McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings LLC. HiSET is a national high school equivalency testing program by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Iowa Testing Programs (ITP). Any content on this website is not endorsed or approved by these trademark holders.

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Links from my blog are intended to share something I know, use, and trust and to help you in your work or studies. Some affiliate links provide a small reimbursement for referral if you purchase. All funds used to cover site maintenance. However, no logos, links, phrases or images used on this site for educational purposes imply affiliation, endorsement, or sponsorship by their respective owners.


  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and offset the rest using Terrapass.
  • “The inherent worth and dignity of every [human] person.” –UUA Principles
  • “You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one.” –Majora Carter
  • “It don’t take much, but you gotta have some/ The old ways help when the new ways come/ Just leave a little water for the next in line/ They’re gonna need a little water from another time.” –John McCutcheon
  • “You can’t take it with you when you go/ You just got your soul, you just got your soul.” –Jeff Miller
  • “Put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. The economy must serve people, not the other way around.” –Catholic Social Teaching
  • “What we would like to do is change the world–make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do.” –Dorothy Day
  • “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” –Galatians 3:28

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  1. Thanks for a great blog. You reviewed GRASPR some time ago, but it looks like it doesn’t exist now. I wonder if you know if their videos are posted someplace else. Also, do you have any recommendation for free, online adult secondary education (e.g. GED) instructional videos? Thanks.

  2. Thank you for the information on how to prepare for the new GED test. It makes the test look easy. I will have my students look at this website to learn how to prepare for the new GED tests.

  3. Hi Meagen,
    My name is Erin Fournier. I am the Academic Coordinator for St. Clair Shores Adult Education in Michigan. Our regional committee is looking for a guest speaker for our teachers, addressing the 2014 GED Prep material. I recently saw a video of your lecture on “Teaching Adults.” You were wonderful! I mentioned this to them at our last meeting and told them I would try to contact you.

  4. Hi Meagan! I teach GED in a very small program in central South Dakota, and I am struggling with finding a tool to assess my learner’s knowledge of the fundamentals in science and social studies. We had used the Contemporary text book pre-tests as diagnostics, and then assigned pages for individual study according to the results. Do you know of anything that will work for the GED 2014? I am figuring that since the learners need to posses these fundamentals, that will be their self-paced work and the teacher led classes will focus on critical thinking and going deeper into one topic and making cross-disciplinary connections. Sound right? thanks for any help you can offer.

  5. my parents are from Pakistan but I was born and brought up in Saudi Arabia, not being citizens we didn’t have the luxury of free education. I’ve recently come to know of GED and I’m trying to figure out how to take it. your Youtube seminar of “Preparing Low Level Learners for the GED Test” led me to this site, the resources and info are beyond my expectations. I’m sure you hear this a lot, but seriously Thank you!

  6. Meagan,
    Thank you so much for your information, resources and insight into the new GED 2014. I work in Kentucky with visually impaired adults and until now have had a difficult time finding resources to help me prepare them fully. I am waiting on a call back from KET to purchase prep materials. I passed your name on to the AER Ky chapter as a potential presenter at our state conference. Thanks again and hope to meet you personally one day.

  7. Hi Megan and everyone reading this. I teach GED in South Dakota and my learners are currently struggling with Social Studies , particularly the Extended Response. They are asking questions about how this response is weighted in the entire exam. I had to say it, but we want to know where the bottom line is – what is the minimum they can write and still pass, if they do OK on the multiple choice? Do they need a certain number of paragraphs at the very least? what is the minimum score on the 3 traits that a tester needs to pass if the rest of the test is OK? I can’t find anything along these lines on the GED official website – can anyone help? thank you.

  8. Hi Meagan,
    I attended a PD you led about a year ago. It was a 2-day session where day 2 was on GED Testing Strategies. Do you have an archived link to information presented in the PD, such as an archived PPT?

    Thank you

  9. Hi again Meagan. I have another question for you. I am creating a curriculum teacher’s guide which will be a part of a larger project – a contextualized healthcare curriculum. In the teacher’s guide, I would like to introduce the concepts: contextualized learning and interdisciplinary approach. To define the topics, I would like to reference/cite your book Teaching Adults. Would this be alright with you? We will be sharing the curriculum and guide with adult educators in print and possibly online, in the future.
    Thank you,

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