Emily Faulconer

I am a volunteer Online Advisor for the Learning Center. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the Learning Center! I started my teaching career in Surry County, Virginia, teaching high school sciences. I have been at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for six years. These days, I split my time between teaching sciences (Chemistry and Environmental Science) and administrative responsibilities. I hope to start working more with undergraduate researchers.

Location

FL

Affiliation

Embry-Riddle Aernautical University

Recent Posts by Emily

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:55 PM in Nature Deficit Disorder
Great question! I actually have my undergraduate environmental science students discuss this topic. 

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:52 PM in Assigning Homework in Middle School
Excellent points about homework - that students may take it more seriously but it may discourage homework that is not "quiz prep" material. I just listened to this podcast earlier today. It is directed at higher education, but on the same idea of ungrading:  https://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/how-to-ungrade/ 

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:44 PM in VSEPR
As Ruth mentioned, I've used the PhET simulation on molecular shape. It is easy to use and very informative for students. 





Recent Reviews by Emily


Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:57 AM
5 Faculty Development for CBREs
This is a well-written article on a high impact practice: undergraduate research. I personally find this article quite timely as I am trying to spearhead CBRE development at my own institution. The framework of the SIRIUS project provides strong ideas for other wishing to generate a research-infused curriculum. An FLC is a great way to support faculty in CBRE development!


Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:51 AM
5 Culturally Responsive Science
This is a well-written opinion piece. I appreciate the examples of cultural infusion into the courses, both in the POV and in the supplemental material. I am curious how those who are not up to speed on pop culture might respond to these, though.


Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 AM
5 PowerPoint in Science Classrooms
This is a well-written article that explores an easy-to-overlook yet very important topic. We've all sat through "death by powerpoint" presentations. The authors did a thorough yet succinct literature review and arrived at four well-articulated and compelling research questions. The authors summarize their findings well in the final sentence - that PowerPoint supports learning rather than promotes learning. Even well-developed slides must be well-executed by the presenter.






Recent Public Collections by Emily




A "Nature of Science" Discussion: Connecting Mathematics and Science
Type: Journal Article
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Favorite Demonstration: Experiencing the Nature of Science—An Interactive, Beginning-of-Semester Activity
Type: Journal Article
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