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

Yesterday, 2:20 PM in Teaching Nomenclature
This PhET simulation worksheet has a naming component. This RSC game focuses on naming binary compounds.  The ACS has a name game here .  Khan academy page has this practice set with feedback. 

Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:34 PM in Safety
Does your institution include safety as a performance review criteria in your annual evaluations? I have read literature that says this is a best practice for a strong safety culture but within my circles, I have not seen this in practice. 

Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 PM in QUestions
I teach college-level sciences - I get questions I don't know the answer to regularly. If it is something I  used to/should  know, I just tell them it is slipping my mind but I'll get back to them after I refresh my memory. If it is a question they may not be best suited to sift through resources to find the answer to, I praise them for being courageous to ask big questions and tell them I will l...

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