What is a Natural Teacher anyway? Are all teachers Natural Teachers? Do you want to teach Outdoors and don’t know exactly how or where to begin? Get Started Now! Teaching in the Dirt: Becoming A Natural Teacher is a guide that fosters teaching and learning outdoors while consciously digging deeper to reframe the way we teach. This e-course maps out three stages of Becoming a Natural Teacher and cultivates new ways of thinking, learning, and teaching OUTDOORS!




Price $65

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Teaching in the Dirt: Becoming a Natural Teacher is a self-paced e-course designed to support teachers in looking more in-depth at their own teaching style and philosophy. This e-course is driven by curiosity and offers a deeper look into cultivating your own gardening practice for teaching outdoors. Our journey begins with inspiration from key educational leaders. This foundation sets the stage for transforming your own professional identity as a Natural Teacher. Students create Maps of Intention for Outdoor Classrooms and are guided with “Take Action” Worksheets. Learn how to nurture your own garden practice and transform the way you teach and educate children. If you are looking to take a deeper look at your own Outdoor Classroom transformation and seeking new outdoor teaching practices as a Natural Teacher, this class is for you!

This e-course has three Modules. Each Module highlights video’s and includes a variety of garden stories and lessons. Plan your year in the garden and create your own map of intention.  The Teaching in the Dirt: Becoming A Natural Teacher e-course is the perfect tool to jump start your Outdoor Classroom! Participants also have access to the e-course specific Tool Shed which includes a Welcome Center, Resource Library with Take-Action Worksheets and Outdoor Classrooms Book Store. Discover our amazing community of Natural Teachers and sign up Today!



MODULE 1: Strengthening Your Professional Identity as a Natural Teacher

MODULE 2: Your Own Map of Intention: Creating a Vision

MODULE 3: Nurturing Your Garden Practice: The Transformation


Price $65

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Once you sign up you will receive access to the entire Teaching in the Dirt: Becoming A Natural Teacher e-course. You will also receive Garden Notes with additional resources in your in-box. This is a self-paced e-course and includes:

A Welcome Message
  • Three Modules (each with an introduction video)
  • 3 Content Videos in each Module
  • Access to your tour guide, Victoria Hackett
Tool Shed
  • Welcome Center
  • Book Store
  • Becoming a Natural Teacher Take Action Worksheets
  • 4 Garden Notes
  • Resource Library
  • Garden Stories
Is this course for you?
  • Do you need help with redefining your Outdoor Curriculum?
  • Do you need to be inspired?
  • Do you find yourself uncertain and overwhelmed with the idea of teaching Outdoors?

In this e-course, Teaching in the Dirt: Becoming a Natural Teacher, I guide you through each stage and introduce “Take Action” Worksheets to enable you to dig a little deeper. Then I take you to the next level and introduce the importance of creating your own map of intention, vision and garden practice.

Most Frequently Asked Questions:

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  1. Victoria is always available by email or phone. One on One consultation is available upon request.
  2. The Welcome Center is set up to answer common questions. If you have a question, the first thing you can do is to go to the Welcome Center to see if your answer is there.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”How will the instructor respond to participants’ written assignments visual journal?”] This is a self-paced course and all the assignments are hands-on activities focused around designing and actually creating an outdoor classroom. Students will post pictures of drawings and garden developments on a community garden board. No two gardens will be the same; therefore, an abundance of resources will be collected simply from this course.[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Will the instructor organize groups of participants to meet to discuss issues related to the course?”] Students have the option to join the Teaching in the Dirt Facebook page. This will act as a community garden of resources, tips, garden projects, and support.[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Will the instructor visit participants on-site?”] Although I would love to visit every garden that is created, I can’t make any promises or guarantees.[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Do I need to be a gardener to take this course?”] Not at all. You just need to have a passion for teaching. You do not have to have a green thumb. That is the beauty of this course. If you need help, we are here to provide resources, activities, and inspiration.[/learn_more]