Teaching for the first time
If you’re a first-time teacher, perhaps a PhD student who has been asked to do a few hours, you may well find the prospect pretty daunting. The Teaching at Kent blog, run by Kate Bradley, has a series of posts aimed at first-time teachers in which experienced lecturers answer some of the questions you’re likely to have, such as ‘How do I avoid getting overwhelmed by emails?’ Take a look at http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/teachingatkent/2012/08/27/teaching-for-the-first-time-faq-part-four/ .
In a similar vein, my Teaching Centre colleague Carol Newbold and I have been recording a series of video interviews with experienced lecturers here at Lougborough, offering advice (particularly useful for new lecturers) on teaching large groups. The interviews include this clip in which Howard Denton talks about making effective use of Powerpoint.