I've been teaching at both public and private schools (private schools for the most part) for nearly 10 years. Back in January, I started a new job teaching math at an alternative high school. I've volunteered as a math tutor at an alternative HS when I was in college, but never taught at an alternative school. I remember vividly on the first day, I was trying to be cool...but in my mind, I was thinking "I'm not going to last a day let alone a period!" 4 months later, I'm still teaching at the same school. Summer is coming, which means I'll have to decide whether to renew my contract or give up my position. The past 4 months have been very hectic and stressful - Getting to know the students and earning their respect, working with students with behavioral issues, going through two formal observations, etc. I've been thinking about my future, and can't make up my mind as to whether teaching at an alternative school is the right environment for me. Perhaps I'm still not used to the environment...?