I have been teaching at my new school for almost 3 weeks now, and it's been a very stressful transition. Part of this stress comes from being unable to attend the majority of the teacher orientation. This meant that I wasn't up to speed on the school policies, the grading systems, etc. It also meant that I hadn't met any of the other teachers before I started. In fact, until today I didn't know how to take attendance in Engrade.
The other part of this transition that has been difficult is teaching English Language Arts for the first time -- without an English department to go to for help. As a Fulbright teacher, most of my teaching centered around English conversation and communication (which is very difficult to teach in classes of 40 students). In addition, I had no prior training for teaching English Language Arts. Thus, I have been constantly stressed about how to teach reading and writing.
Perhaps if I wasn't the sole English teacher and there was more of an established curriculum, I wouldn't feel so stressed.