Welcome to Embodied English!
I'm Miriam Stewart: Irish-born language lover, drama fan, embodiment enthusiast and grammar geek. I love all things creative and craftsy and I try to incorporate meaningful movement into my daily life where possible (yoga, dance, running).
I teach English language using a drama-based embodied approach incorporating improv, drama techniques, breath and voice work and specialising in embodying grammar. I train teachers to use drama in their classrooms and guide them in designing their own materials, courses and workshops. I also design and facilitate workshops and courses on embodied language learning and teaching through drama.
Learning should be joyful and self-directed,
Our bodies are our brains-we learn best when physically and emotionally engaged,
Drama in the classroom encourages creativity, connection and meaningful communication,
Mistakes are the portals of discovery (Thanks James Joyce!)
Masters in Drama in Education-Distinction
B.A. Hons. in Montessori Education-Distinction
CELT ( Certificate of English Language Teaching) qualification -Distinction
CEC (Certification in Embodied Coaching)
( I also once came joint 3rd runner up in a preschool art competition for my haunting rendition of an astronaut eating an apple. )
Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of working in Ireland, Kenya, India and Thailand as a Montessori teacher, English language teacher, TESOL teacher trainer, Drama in Education facilitator and researcher in Performative Language Teaching. Whether I'm teaching 3 year olds to count or supporting trainee teachers as they grapple grammar, my goal remains the same: to create a fun, supportive environment in which learners can freely explore, create and engage their minds, bodies and emotions in the learning process.