Being a professor means being a teacher.
There is no such thing as teaching without research, and no such thing as research without teaching.
We often hear that research and teaching are separate. In universities, professors are required to report on the time we devote to each area separately. I do not understand this distinction. Professors are supposed to profess, which means teach. We are not supposed to deliver content, we are supposed to share discoveries and help others learn how to learn so they can pursue their interests. Its a collaborative practice dedicated to all the learners who came before, all of us together today, and all those who will come after we are gone.
During my career, I have designed and taught dozens of courses. I am fortunate because I get to teach graduate and undergraduate students in small studio classes, seminars, and large lecture courses. I love them all.