About this Event
The Writers Speak! Lecture Series returns for Fall 2020 with Professor of Education Barbara Beyerbach discussing "Writing as a Mindfulness Practice."
The event is open to all members of the SUNY Oswego community.
Dr. Beyerbach is Professor of Education, as well as a certified yoga teacher. She has been a faculty member in SUNY Oswego’s Curriculum and Instruction Department since 1987, and before that was an elementary teacher who taught preschool, kindergarten, fifth grade and sixth grade.
Dr. Beyerbach teaches EDU 198 - Mindful Living through Yoga, and EDU 380 - Culturally Relevant Teaching, as well as supervising student teachers. For 30 years she co-directed Project SMART (Student-Centered, Multicultural, Active, Real-World Teaching), a statewide teacher professional development project to transform educational institutions K-16 through social justice pedagogy.
Dr. Beyerbach has visited India to explore the roots of yoga and worked with area schools to bring mindfulness practices to teachers and children. She has coordinated the PDS initiative at SUNY Oswego and served as a PDS liaison at Lanigan Elementary. She has walked the Camino de Santiago and has visited and worked with schools in Benin, China, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and India.
Along with co-authors Dr. R. Deborah Davis and Dr. Tania Ramalho, Dr. Beyerbach most recently published the second edition of the edited volume, Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy (Beyerbach, B., Davis R. D, & Ramalho, T., 2017, Peter Lang Publishing).