I currently teach 7th grade ELA/SS. I am certified to teach High School, and am strongly contemplating on transferring in-district next year to the high school. I really just want to teach social studies exclusively, but am apprehensive because I feel like I got to "relearn the ropes." I feel so strongly anchored right now, respected--beginning anew is a bit discouraging. A good point is I have taught these kids in high school while they were in Middle School, so I already have a good idea of who I will be teaching (at least those in 9th grade). So, has anyone taught at both levels? Which level did you prefer and why? What are key differences between teaching high school and middle school?