“What is the purpose of education: to teach ourselves to accept the world as it is or to risk the broken-heartedness necessary to the creation of an alternative future?” — Shakespeare’s Guide to Hope, Life, and Learning
Welcome to The Wyrd House, a gathering place for reflections, resources and conversation about literature and learning in higher education.
We are three National Teaching Fellows and Early Modern Literature scholars who are interested in exploring the transformative value of critical hope and empathy in our classrooms and in the world.
We hope that you will find something interesting and useful here and that you will join the conversation.
We could all use a little wyrd sometimes.
Here's a sample of one of our webinars!
You can find a selection of our collaborative workshops, talks, webinars, resources for teachers and students, tipsheets, downloadables, and publications in our two sections:
What's New in the Wyrd House:
Shakespeare’s Guide to Hope, Life, and Learning
"What is the most wonderful thing about teaching this play in our classrooms?" Using this question as a starting point, Shakespeare’s Guide to Hope, Life, and Learning presents a conversation between four of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and our modern experience, and between teachers and learners.