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The first day of high school, with one of Orange County's best teachers

The first day of high school, with one of Orange County's best teachers

For teachers, going back to school means getting restless students just back from summer vacation into learning mode. When it comes to building a positive classroom dynamic, the first few days back are key. We wanted to know, how do teachers set the tone for the year? How do they welcome their students?  To answer this question, we visited Kathleen Switzer. She is an English and theater teacher at El Dorado High School in Placentia, where school started on Tuesday. She’s also one of the state’s finalists for Teacher of the Year. So we visited her classes on the first day of school to find out how she welcomes her students and establishes the tone for her new class....

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