Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!


Welcome to Serendip's Education pages and the myriad projects, ventures, and experiments herein.  Here you will find abundant ideas, resources and conversations; materials, collaborations, and studies: please use them; join them; reflect with and on them; and bridge via them to other teachers and learners who might share your path. Whether you are interested in one of the academic disciplines, in working with children, adolescents, or adults, in self-directed learning, in issues of mental health and wellbeing, or in teaching for social justice and change, we hope and expect there is something here for you. Enjoy!

Featured Materials


Empowering Learners Handbook

The Empowering Learners Handbook is an evolving collection of reflective essays aimed at charting useful pathways through the complexities of mentorship, tutoring, and other forms of learning support, ally-ship, and advocacy. 

The pieces have been written over the past years since 2004 by students in an Education course at Bryn Mawr College, taught by Alice Lesnick


Introduction to Biology

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students


Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students and its companion resource, More Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology, are  "hands-on, minds-on", which  summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities -- namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.


This page provides a link to our reflections on ten years of experiences with education and technology, as well as to materials contributed by others reflecting on their own experiences.