Some people like him, but I feel like you have to be a VERY unique person to be able to connect with him. He gives at least an hour reading everyday plus questions. He is also heavily focused on the NHD project (which I personally don’t mind). But, your grades in his class depend too much on participation. I always do the reading but don’t like participating because of my anxiety. It feels unfair.
Looking back, I wish I had appreciated his APUSH class more. He seems intense but he is passionate about what he teaches and often times it seems like there is too much info (and homework) that he's throwing at you in class. Classes are discussion based and he does his best to make everyone feel comfortable about expressing their opinions. In the end, I found his class to be interesting and a great experience. He curved up my final grade despite me being a quiet student which I was grateful for
Few teachers are as passionate about their respective subjects as Mr. Sandler is. His exams are fair but they are difficult ad he assigns a lot of work but ultimately, it is worth it because his APUSH class is super enlightening. He knows everything about history and by the end, he makes many of his students appreciate it much more.
Took APUSH &Jewish History w/ Sandler. Two of the best classes i took in hs. Not enough can be said about what a motivating, inspiring teacher Sandler is. Remember his lessons&conversations in Jewish History better than I do many of the classes I've taken in college. Jewish history trip around the LES was a highlight of my time in HS. Going to stuy and not taking a class with Sandler is like coming to nyc¬ seeing a broadway show - there are other great things, but you're missing a highlight
A TOUGH workload. Good luck if you have any type of extracurricular, this guy is crazy, he gives over 1 hour homework a day. Doesn't care much if you have other tests or big assignments due. Class is decent, he rushes a lot. Picks favorites, if he doesn't know your name, don't expect him to help you. Gives unproportionally high workload with not so good grades for the average student. Unless you enjoy doing 1+ hour homeworks, and difficult exams, try to transfer out into Stern ASAP.
He makes me want to learn APUSH. He provides an environment that urges me to do well.
Class is fun and engaging; he's very passionate about teaching history. HIs tests are meaningful and he designs them to prepare us for the AP. He gives out a good amount of hw every night, but they're meaningful and helps us in class. He truly cares and understands his students (he went to Bronx Science himself) and spends a lot of time preparing his lesson plans.
Great teacher, but tough workload. He gives surprisingly good grades to make up for all the work, though, and there are many extra credit opportunities. Expect an hour of homework per night, but a very engaging and interesting class.
One cannot simply hate Mr. Sandler. His class is always so energetic and informational; you learn so much from him speeding through a million ppt slides in 1 period and constantly bringing up vivid stories. It's amazing how memorable his lessons are. His tests are not the easiest and his homework are not the shortest but the workload is well worth it (you understand so much more from the lesson by doing the hw!).Also he is a pretty generous grader at the end. A great teacher and a great man.
LOVE SANDY. he is a gem. really. he is hands down the funniest teacher in the city and one of the most knowledgeable and passionate about history and politics. classes are filled with titillating discussions and video clips and music. he knows how to keep a class happy. the workload is huge, yes, but it's worth it and lets you have something to say the next day. great teacher for APUSH. wish i could take jewish and nyc history :(
Best history teacher in the school with Badgley as a close second. His lessons are fantastic, and he uses so many different methods to teach; this keeps class inspiring on a daily basis. A wonderful
Love Mr. Sandler. He gives a load of work but you actually do learn a lot. The class was fun with lots of videos and audios incorporated into the lessons. A easy good grade if you do the work
a good teacher should be passionate, energetic, and dedicated and it clearly bounces off his students. a great man who cares about family and his students. how can u have a good class without doing hw
An amazing teacher for AP USH.. Extremely passionate about history, and a really really nice guy. He gives a good amount of homework, but the work will be worth it. One of the best teachers at Stuy.
Just make sure you keep up with the load of work; the class will really be worth it.
Great guy! His class isn't just about lecturing but has lots of videos, audios, and just about a load of visuals and discussions. However, you'll need to work real hard on his homeworks and tests.
had i known his class would require constant energy, diligence and lots of studying time i would've taken on less classes so i could have more room for this one. every class is totally worth it
best history teacher ever! i learned so much history, expect to do alot of work for his class but in the end it will pay off
One of the best history teachers in that he actually makes you interested in learning. He definitely gives a lot of work, but you can do amazing in his class if you put in A LOT of time and effort.
I had him for 3 classes from 2004 to 2005. He's very liberal but appreciates all contributions. He knows his stuff. He made me lol by writing "you're the class MVP" on my final paper.
One of the most interesting teachers I've ever had, Mr. Sandler is a great personality in the classroom. His discussions make the class more fun, as do his anecdotes/selected readings/movies.
FUNNY GUY! try hard and you'll do good. i just love this guy. great handball coach too.
his gov class class was the first interesting, non-sleep inducing social studies class i have ever taken at stuy.
AP USH with him was a life-changing experience and easily the best class I've taken at Stuy. Not only a great teacher, but also an amazing mentor.
Mad witty, and will have you laughing throughout class. Soph, juniors, and seniors should take his Jewish Studies class, he grades especially easy for this elective and you get to take fields trips!
Sandler is funny, really clear and provides you with everything you need to pass the AP (even a review book if you win a raffle). Class demands a lot of work but thats to be expected in AP US history
WOW! Great teacher, easy as far as AP teachers go but you definitelly learn everything you need to know. Likes you if you participate but it doesn't matter what your views are.
Sandler was awesome, I really liked him cause he did a great job in engaging the class. Yes his work was difficult but it helped you master the material. One of the best teachers at Stuyvesant!
the workload's ok. he plays favorites (whats w/ the list of ppl he'll write recommendations for?). rly opinionated, rly FUNNY. he knows history. gets u interested in current events. i love him.
lots of work but his lessons are a blast, he acutally made me really interested in politics. plays favorites ALOT, so participate as much as you can, even if you disagree with him
he loves participators. is really opinionated and plays lots of favorites.
i like him. he knows how to get students engaged about current affairs. he's too emotionally-oriented sometimes, but that's a minor quibble. the biggest knock on him is that he tends to assign way, way too much work at times
Wow, lots of hate for him here. I think his jewish history class was awesome. It's true he's opinionated, but he doesnt diss your opinion, and he's very knowledgable and funny. if you're not a fan of debating(asians) transfer
hes not an easy teacher, but is excited and opinionated about what he teaches. make sure you participate in his classes!! he makes you learn for his class and tests.
Sandler rocks socks! He's not a free ride at all (I ahd him for Gov and AP US) but you'll actually learn a lot. Speak up, he'll respect you. And if he's calling on you to read, it may be a sign that you don't talk enough.
Really interesting guy, very demanding, Jewih History was really interesting but not an easy elective at all. Work gets easier after 2nd marking period. Very strong opinions can sometimes get annoying, but hes great.
"thats a good SAT word for you" "good review for the AP Exam" "no, but thats a really good point...."
Not a bad person, but an over demanding teacher. He teaches normal and elective classes as if they were AP classes. Beware... if you get him, prepare for many sleepless nights. Don't take his Jewish History class.
"this nation has the soul of church" - he will say this everyday for a month. but mr sand'er's an all around really awesome guy.
John Kerry in disguise. Beware. Anyone right of Nancy Pelosi is going to be infuriated by his class. And for the apoliticals, I highly suggest you take anything he says with a huge grain of salt. Classes are lopsided.
if you want to do well on the AP in may go with Sandler hes really easy going with his "A+" and followed by a long point towards you, just open you mouth and do the homework and you'll be fine. Be sure to watch CNN not FOX
not the type of teacher for ppl who don't like talking too intimidating at times always poking annoying questions at ppl
Fun class focused on discussions of history and current events. But bewarwe, his tests are from the textbook which has little to do with class.
Go Sandler! He's not perfect, but his class is so much fun that I don't care. He would be an amazing teacher if it werent for the problem of having to take the AP exam at the end
jewish history is the best class i ever took in stuy. amazing teacher
will make you love the class. the bad thing is that he plays favorites.
he's very enthusiastic about the subject and you will learn a lot--without having to do way too much work.
mr. sandler is one of the best social studies teachers at stuy--a.p. us was really fun!
Amazing teacher... makes everything clear. Study from ur notes and ul be fine