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

Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 AM in Test Generator
This is a great question! I teach online and found that publisher banks were nearly 100% compromised on cheating websites. I know it is different for students sitting in a classroom - that is less of a worry unless they have access to their phone or a computer. I am curious if anyone uses a test bank that is  not  compromised. It is cumbersome to write my own questions since I use pools and allow...

Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:18 AM in Future Educator
Great question, Angela! My son is in Kindergarten so I've been curiously watching the topics he learns to see how they are integrating STEM into the curriculum. Here are some resources you may find helpful: Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom (e-book) Influence of Waves, Grade 1: STEM Road Map for Elementary School (one of a series with multiple chapters for each grade level in ...

Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:13 AM in How do you teach subjects you're unfamiliar with?
Knowledge gaps for teachers is an ever-present issue. I have been working on integration of humanities and STEM disciplines into my science courses and it has pointed out a lot of knowledge gaps! First, where possible, I find a collaborator to work with me so that they can take lead in areas of the curriculum development where I am weaker. Next, I start reading through the materials the 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

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