One of the problems that students sometimes face is not understanding the connections that exist between the subject areas. I remember when I was in high school, things really started to connect for me in 11th grade when I was taking American History and American Literature at the same time. One day I realized that these two topics were interrelated. I'm sure my teachers had pointed it out many times, but I have always been one that has to see things for myself. Once I understood that what was going on in the world directly affected the literature of the period, my understanding became richer, and I was much better for it. That feeling has never left me and I try to make connections as much as possible for students. Imagine how amazing it would be if an entire school worked on the basis of integrating curriculum. That would be my dream school.