Classroom Teaching

Certified English Language Arts Teacher, grade 5 through 12

  • Normandy Schools Collaborative
  • Villa Duchesne

Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • Literacy Acquisition for Urban Students
  • Teacher Action Research
  • History, Community, and Social Justice in Education
  • Literacy, Literature, and the Learner

Teaching Artist, grades 2 through 5

  • St. Louis Public Schools

Selected Education Presentations

Schaenen, I. (2014, February). Speaking of Fourth Grade: What Listening to Kids Tells Us About School in America. Eighth Annual Education for Change Curriculum Conference, “Race, Class & Education in St. Louis,” sponsored by Educators for Social Justice.

Schaenen, I. (2014, January). Hand-I coordination: Interpreting student writings and drawings as expressions of identity. The Qualitative Report Annual Conference, Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

Schaenen, I. (2013, March). “We were supposed to realize”: Agency among Missouri fourth graders. The 9th St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2009, April). Triangulating data analysis. Expanding Literacy conference at the Ohio State University.

Schaenen, I. (2009, February). Patterns and themes in the presentation of critical discourse analyses. Discussant for R. Rogers (chair), New Directions for Critical Discourse Studies in Education, Qualitative Research Conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2009, February). Approaching longitudinal data in qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Research Conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2006, September). The bidialectal elementary classroom: Vernacular and Standard English at play in Language Arts. Second Annual Educating For Change Curriculum Fair: Immigrant and Refugee Rights in the Context of Racial Justice, International Institute, St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2007). Code Switching in the Classroom, Springboard to Learning and Young Audiences of St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2009, September). Minerva on the educational tightrope: Composition, culture, and race. Discussant in Des Lee Collaborative Talk, University of Missouri, St. Louis, broadcast on HEC-TV, St. Louis.

Schaenen, I. (2007, October). Writing to connect: Linguistic diversity and social justice in the writer’s workshop. Seminar and collaborative workshop, Literacy For Social Justice Teacher Research Group, St. Louis.

Selected Other Presentations

Schaenen, I. (2007, March). Children’s sleep needs and bedtime. An interactive parenting workshop, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, New Jersey.

Schaenen, I. (2002, April). Children’s sleep needs and bedtime New York Psychoanalytic Institute, New York City.

Schaenen, I. (2002, February). The 7 o’clock bedtime and the family. “My Terrific Toddler,” conference for parents and educators at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center.

Schaenen, I. (2001, May 10). The Today Show [television broadcast].  New York: National Broadcasting Company. Guest appearance to discuss The 7 O’Clock Bedtime.

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