Research is only useful when it is shared, teaching provides the best opportunity to share your research with the next generation of scientists.

  1. Be strict about preparation times for teaching material. Set a time allocation, (e.g. 3 hrs), and stick to it!
  2. Keep the learning objectives in mind, when writing lecture material. It will help you focus and cover the essentials.
  3. 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.


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