Hello everybody! Let me just start out by saying I love this forum! Anyway, I just graduated with a SS Math credential in So. CA. I'm applying for jobs, and have had a couple of offers. However, I'm seriously considering teaching in a private school. I grew up in private schools, and I do feel more comfortable in that environment. Behavior management is less of an issue, which is definitely a plus for me. With my personality and background, I'm afraid I won't be able to connect well to public school children. However, I know private schools pay considerably less, and I do want to end up teaching in a public school....eventually. My question is....do people here think it will be difficult to transition from a private school to public school environment? I know it will be a culture shock. Would it just be better to suck it up, teach in a public school, and "toughen up?" Anyone else on here grow up in a sheltered environment, and has been successful teaching in "rough" schools? Thanks much!