So today for my class, rather than having a regular period I decided to give a research talk about some of the research going on in my lab. I think it went pretty well, I gave it at the level that I would to a regular seminar audience (usually grad students, postdocs and faculty) and they appeared to be following quite well based on some of the questions. They should be able to follow if they had been paying attention during the whole semester, since there really wasn't any concept in the talk that we hadn't at least touched upon during the course. For some reason I felt far more nervous giving a research talk to my class rather than to a seminar audience, maybe because if I came off sounding like an idiot I would still have to confront them during the rest of the semester. In any case I don't think I came off sounding like an idiot, and hope that they learned something.
Does anyone else routinely talk about their own research during your classes? Or is this bad form and self-important?