The Hidden Curriculum exists whether or now we want it to, but by being aware of its existence we can use it to achieve desirable ends.
Beyond building community, I find it helpful to let students know that they’re important. For me, this included keeping the class flexible and being willing to do in different directions based on student questions.
Sieger, Dieter. “Untitled”, Kaerntnerland. 2013. Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org / CC BY-SA 4.0.