Research is only useful when it is shared, teaching provides the best opportunity to share your research with the next generation of scientists.
- Be strict about preparation times for teaching material. Set a time allocation, (e.g. 3 hrs), and stick to it!
- Keep the learning objectives in mind, when writing lecture material. It will help you focus and cover the essentials.
- Remember you don’t have to talk for the full time.
Disclaimer: This is taken directly from a Mendeley article (link) about balancing research and teaching. I felt that reflecting upon its key points is essential to building in me the right character and principle in my path to becoming a researcher.