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Unlearning the Hush Zine

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What does Unlearning the Hush Mean?

  • Unlearning the Hush is a phrase that empowers and reminds us to use our voices, to embrace our identities, and to create learning spaces that dismantle systemic and societal factors that silence voices. In many ways it is a call to action to use classroom interactions and practices as a place to start actionable change that will positively impact our world.

  • As educators, we can help students discover their voices, forge connections, understand the relevance of all histories, and have a space to self-reflect and evolve. Just as the north star serves as a reliable guide, the HUSH Framework and oral histories provide an ‘internal compass’ for guiding our lessons and activities in the classroom, while also challenging us to reflect about our practices and ideologies.

From the founder

Dr. Marlee Bunch

Ed.D., M.Ed., M.S., B.A.

Creator of HUSH Framework

Author of Unlearning the Hush study

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Bringing equity and innovation to the classroom for over 17 years.
Dr. Marlee Bunch is an educator with over 17 years teaching experience. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, with a concentration in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In addition, she holds an MEd in Education, a Master of Science in Gifted Education, and a BA in English. She also holds a teaching certificate, Gifted Education Certification, Diversity and Equity Certificate, and an ESL (English Second Language) Certification.
Her experiences teaching at the secondary and post-secondary level, have allowed her to write curriculum, mentor teachers, create workshops, advocate for inclusion & equity, and most importantly support students. Her research, teaching, and educational advocacy work seeks to disrupt inequities, advocate for educational reform and illuminate the power of storytelling and history. Her research focuses on the oral histories of Black female educators. She is the founder of the Unlearning the HUSH teaching framework. You can learn more at www.drmarleebunch.com or by contacting her.
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