Physics is easy; it is all around us and we can see, feel and touch it every second. The hard part comes when we start to systematically study the phenomena around us, to try to predict them, and to put them in a simple scheme. This is why we label the beautiful light from the stars as electromagnetic radiation and downgrade the warmth of the fireplace to just random motion of molecules. Making the bridge between our emotionally influenced senses and the terminology in physics is really hard. Building this bridge is my goal in the general education course I teach at LHUP, called PHYS101: "Matter and Energy". Some students find this interesting. Others who already know bunch of equations from their high school classes and have better math training, find it easy at the beginning but then are challanged by the conceptual questions I like to give at quizzes and exams.
Below is some feedback from students in my class obtained either during the routine student evaluations executed close to the semester end or spontaneously written on their work.
Teaching higher level courses is even more enjoying because one can reveal more and more from the great book of knowledge. The students' interest and curiosity is the best reward.