b'I gradually ramp up complexity and use small steps to convince my students that they can handle the material and build their confidence. Professor,Neurobiology and BehaviorSuggestions Create a Good Class Atmosphere Here are some ways faculty members and TAs can support student learning while reducing undue stress in the classroom (from the Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence). To encourage good classroom relationships and atmosphere: call students by name, if possible provide opportunities for and encourage student participation and questions make sure that comments or questions have been heard by all treat questions from students seriously, not as interruptions invite alternative or additional answers involve a large proportion of the class prevent or terminate discussion monopolies demonstrate a rapport with students let students know they are free not to respond make it safe to speak and safe to be wrongHelping Students Balance Stress69'