ESP Biography



RYAN SANDLER, Yale student passionate about improving education




Major: Political Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Ryan Sandler is a sophomore at Yale passionate about improving education. You can read more about his work at <a href="https://www.ryansandler.com/">https://www.ryansandler.com/</a>. He is thrilled to join Splash at Yale.



Past Classes

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Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. Please visit: <a href="https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity">https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity</a> "It really made me think about language and how it works in a way I didn't know existed. All of the studies were relevant and very interesting, and I left the classroom thinking in a different manner than I had before ... truly a great experience! Made me excited to go to college and take courses similar to this one!" "The sheer amount of knowledge the instructor possessed on the topic at hand and all of the examples really helped to key into the broad topics which are very complex."


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. Please visit: <a href="https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity">https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity</a> "It really made me think about language and how it works in a way I didn't know existed. All of the studies were relevant and very interesting, and I left the classroom thinking in a different manner than I had before ... truly a great experience! Made me excited to go to college and take courses similar to this one!" "The sheer amount of knowledge the instructor possessed on the topic at hand and all of the examples really helped to key into the broad topics which are very complex."


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. Please visit: <a href="https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity">https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity</a> "It really made me think about language and how it works in a way I didn't know existed. All of the studies were relevant and very interesting, and I left the classroom thinking in a different manner than I had before ... truly a great experience! Made me excited to go to college and take courses similar to this one!" "The sheer amount of knowledge the instructor possessed on the topic at hand and all of the examples really helped to key into the broad topics which are very complex."


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Sprout Fall 18 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 2018)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. Please visit: <a href="https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity">https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity</a> "It really made me think about language and how it works in a way I didn't know existed. All of the studies were relevant and very interesting, and I left the classroom thinking in a different manner than I had before ... truly a great experience! Made me excited to go to college and take courses similar to this one!" "The sheer amount of knowledge the instructor possessed on the topic at hand and all of the examples really helped to key into the broad topics which are very complex."


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. For further details, please see: https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/linguistic-relativity Course review: "The subject was really interesting and explained well."


I Don’t Give an F: Issues in student motivation, learning evaluation & academic grading in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
We will examine questions such as: What are the purposes of academic grades, and what merits and limitations do modern grading systems present? Are current grading practices justified, or are there more effective ways to motivate students and evaluate their learning? For further details, please see: https://www.ryansandler.com/teaching/i-dont-give-an-f


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will discuss how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. For further details, please see: http://ryansandler.com/linguistic-relativity-sprout-at-yale-2018


Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought? in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world. Ultimately, we will share in a class-wide discussion surrounding how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society. For further details, please see: http://ryansandler.com/linguistic-relativity