Author Archives: JennyAKoenig

About JennyAKoenig

I specialise in science education and communication. Projects have included maths education for bioscientists, study skills for scientists with specific learning difficulties and pharmacology: bringing the science behind how medicines work (or don't!) to a wider audience. I have a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney. Until Sept 2015 I divided my time between my science education and communication consultancy Science ETC (see and teaching at Lucy Cavendish College (where I was a Fellow). I am now a secondary science and maths teacher.

Teaching maths in a science classroom

“Why are we doing a maths lesson in science block?” It was a pretty good question actually for the first lesson of the new school year. The simple answer is that I mostly teach science and have two maths classes. … Continue reading

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First impressions of a scientist teaching maths

Well I survived my first week teaching science and maths at secondary! Having trained in science teaching, taking a year 8 maths class has proven to be a fairly steep learning curve. In science there is so much more opportunity for … Continue reading

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