Sociology isn’t a collection of research findings and concepts. It’s a way a thinking, seeing, and a methodology for exploring the world around you. Every soc teacher knows this to be true, but if we looked at how we spend our time and energy would we find ourselves teaching the former or the latter?
I’m not judging anyone here. I don’t have this figured out myself. I’m simply pointing to a struggle that I think many of us have. The mismatch between what we know sociology to be and how we teach it and what our students learn from it; that’s a tough nut to crack.