At the start of the year I did not really like his class, but that all changed as I got to know him. Has a very strong sense of moral, so don't cheat on his tests, sure he allows you to peer grade them, but if he catches you (which he will), he will put in 0s for all of your remaining tests and make you retake them. Hayes was a wonderful teacher who really made you think about life and he honestly cared about all of his students. Work is pretty easy, and the tests aren't too bad either. (AP Gov)
He is an amazing teacher. Whoever says otherwise is because they cannot tolerate anything they don't believe. Yes, G is very open about everything, so if you don't want to hear things you don't like, don't take his class. However, if you want a class to chill back and discuss the news, this is the class for you. He doesn't even give much homework. 2 pages of notes per chapter is NOT A LOT. Also, his testing policy guarantees that you get at an A in the class if you try. Take his class.
In his class you will have to learn everything on your own, but he barely gives any homework. He's a super nice teacher and will let you retake your test if you do bad on it.
He is a great guy and really cares for his students. His teaching is unorthodox, so I wouldn't recommend it for those who can't listen to the opinions of others. If you're a radical feminist, don't take any of his classes. He will most likely say something that can be misunderstood, but means no real harm. Tries not to force his religious morals on others, but will mention them in a biased way sometimes. Like learning along with his students. If you're tolerant, then you will do well.
Absolutely one of the most caring teachers my daughter has ever had. Supportive, understanding and an incredible example of what a high school teacher should be.
He doesn't teach, just talks about his own political opinion
A great, down to earth guy. He tries to make you think about perspectives in politics, gets people involved.
Mr. Hayes is by far the WORST teacher I've ever had. Claims that "it is not his job to teach us." Doesn't lecture, spews out ignorant political views, insults student opinions, basically a babysitter. You teach yourself. Just a coach forced to teach.
Hayes has no idea how to teach. He showed us movie clips every day. The only way to do well on his tests were to visit a museum or something of the sorts and he'd give you a 100 on whatever the next test was. Also he spouts conservative and religious propaganda, trying to use the bible as a historical reference at one point. He also once stated, in one of his usual rants against drugs (for he assumes all teenagers love getting wasted), that weed turns people gay. Yeahhh...
HORRIBLE TEACHER. You had to teach yourself in the textbook for EVERYTHING. we would watch disney movie trailers in class and he'd yell at us if we didn't participate and tell us "what we learned" about history from a 2 minute movie trailer about Pocahontas. Doesn't answer questions and is always telling us we are the problem and that we need t take the intiative. horrible teacher and personality.
He's weird, pushes to hard for opinions then of which he tries to make it seem like your opinion is "wrong", tries to hard to be like a John Wooden figure, and he is not a great teacher in general. Did I say he is weird?
He specializes in teaching Republican propaganda, despite claiming that he has a completely objective point of view. Does a very poor job of hiding his blatantly obvious conservative bias. Also a creationist and very often spouts anti-evolution sentiments.
Best teacher I ever had, thanks Mr. Hayes for great year
G is very popular with the children. I appreciate the friendlness that he has with the parents and his knowledge in basketball is terrific.
I had Mr. Hayes my freshman year for AP Human Geo. You sorta teach yourself, but the way his class is, you learn so much more and have alot of freedom. Also, just an awesome must have teacher.
Possobly one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life, he is nice, helps his students, very open to his students and is very lenient with homework and test, he is a person thatACTUALLY wants hi
I felt uncomfortble because i don't believe the same as him, political veiws.
fun and enthusiastic teacher. he seems serious at first but i would recommend him to anyone.
hes a really good teacher but i really wish he wouldn't try to influence the students political and social views, seriously, if you are reading this mr hayes stop! i have lost some respect for you
EXCELLENT teacher. Preps you incredibly well for the AP test, and has an intellectual methodology of teaching. (Figure it out yourself, THEN come to him.) Probably the best teacher on campus.
He does not teach his students. And it is impossible to study for his tests because you can't study for his tests from the book and he doesn't teach you anything in class. HE REALLY JUDGES PEOPLE.
The teacher is more-of a long term lesson type. He will not teach the students, until the end of the semester. Many of his students cheat their way, and learn that they shouldn't have in the end.
HEY! HE IS SOO NICE... AND OF COURSE HE DOESNT HELP U... ITS AN AP CLASS, IF U CAN GET INTO IT, U SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ A BOOK! GOSH! he gives a lot of fun projects to help u understand,its all fun!
This guy is so easy - all you do is read from the AP booklet (Barron's) in class. How about teaching me something? Really judges people too.
This guy is a joke. He begs his students for praise,He thinks he is something special but he is not, easy "B" just take the class and stroke his ego.
Mr. Hayes is really smart and well-rounded, he opens our eyes to the whole world, yeah he gives us alot of busy work but he still makes one great teacher because he does make an influence in our lives
lots of work and he doesn't really teach but very cool guy and very leniant
Hayes didn't teach men anything. He just gave us packets to do, he never actully taught! He just ranted about gays and how he was "balanced," even if he only presented one side.
Definitely one of the best...very articulate and knows what he is talking about...very cool guy.
Mr. Hayes inspired me to make a difference, and not voice my opinions from the sidelines. Very articulate and able to argue political viewpoints without bias. You're the best!!
Mr. Hayes is very skilled at getting a reaction from his Psych. class... I love to sit back and watch him work! You should be so lucky to take this class!
Hayes/Lawson Best Class Ever!.. i enojyed this class a lot, very cool class. Ended up being friends with everyone in both classes. Good memories
Definatly one of the best teachers I've ever had. He is so caring and thoughtful. Pretty funny too.
Very easy just dont interrupt people when they talk but thats what i love about you, ur a good person. U've inspired me, mr hayes u really have. Thanks.
hes a cool teacher if you do your work. just pay attention and you'll pass.
Any of you who had team with Hayes/Leggett were totally lucky. Those classes were the best!
Mr. Hayes is the BEST!!Just do your homework and pay attention during the review