The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to teaching for those planning to enter the teaching profession so that they can begin the transition from thinking like a student to thinking like a teacher. People decide to become teachers for a number of reasons, including that they like children and that they want to make a difference. The main goal of teaching is to help students achieve educational success and, while many students do succeed, some do not. Human interaction is a key characteristic of teaching and teachers and students interact constantly, especially in this era where much more emphasis is placed on the active engagement of students in their own learning. Teaching has many rewards and many challenges; effective teachers are constantly learning while they teach. Many worthy individuals find joy and fulfillment in teaching for a long period of time and take much satisfaction in the important and lasting contribution that they make to youth, society, and the future. As Red Cloud (Makhpiya-luta) said in 1870, "We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right."