Face to Face: Hellgate language teacher Lisa Moser adapts to online instruction

The Missoula Current has launched a new video series, Face to Face with Flora Lloyd, asking area businesses and professionals how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way they conduct business, and how it has forced them to adjust. This is the second installment featuring Missoula high school teacher Lisa Moser.

While businesses across Missoula have been forced to adapt to changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers have also been asked to adjust.

That includes a shift to online teaching while ensuring all students are reached.

“I think I’ve adapted well,” said Hellgate High School teacher Lisa Moser. “I’m not so technologically savvy, but I’m not frustrated.”

Moser has taught foreign language at both the university and high school level for 30 years. She was forced to take her instruction online after the state closed all public schools in Montana.

She cited a memo from Missoula County Public Schools urging “health before homework, family before frustration and learning before letter grades.”

“That’s pretty much the philosophy I’ve adopted as well,” said Moser. “We’ve actually been encouraged not to plan so far ahead because of the uncertainty and we don’t want to have wasted work. We just do one week at a time.”

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