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About Meagen Farrell

Teaching Adults GED
I am author of Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED® Test Resource Book available from New Readers Press, and am working on a second book about Anglican women priests in Ireland. I design instructional materials for Essential Education, and provide consulting and training for non-profits and small businesses.

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12 responses to “Home

  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. Maria Duarte

    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. Erin Fournier

    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. Missy Slaathaug

    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. Salman

    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. kirstenm.schmidt@ky.gov

    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. Missy

    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.

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