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.




Embry-Riddle Aernautical University

Recent Posts by Emily

Today, 4:02 PM in Online Discussions in Introductory Science Courses
I have been teaching exclusively online for 3 years and I love it! I thoroughly enjoy connecting with my students through the online discussions. I have done my best to make the discussions engaging as a conversation, but I still have a large portion of the students that treat it as a "box-checking" activity, posting superficial reply posts that just barely earn their points, missing the goal of ...

Today, 3:53 PM in Professional Development Help for New Instructors?
This is a great question! I am full-time faculty, but only get 1 funded trip a year and that must be to present my research. I would also love to know what options are available for funding PD-focused travel. What is your geographic region? Maybe some folks local to you can weigh in on local opportunities.  Does your institution have a Center for Teaching & Learning (or equivalent center wi...

Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 AM in NOS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjGgFgnYIA&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNppY8ZHMPDH5TKK2UpU8Ng   I think grade level is important here - but the Crash Course videos are always entertaining. There are 45 episodes! 

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

Favorite Demonstration: Experiencing the Nature of Science—An Interactive, Beginning-of-Semester Activity
Type: Journal Article