Howon Lee, Capstone
This is my capstone portfolio for the ELL strand. The portfolio consists of three parts which are 1) philosophy of teaching, 2) artifact introduction, and 3) reflection. In the philosophy of teaching, I discuss what my beliefs are about education by defining my context of teaching, deliberating current issues of ELL education, and discussing my stance as an ELL teacher in tandem with a literature review. In the second part, artifact introduction, I demonstrate my professional competence by providing artifacts I have constructed throughout the teacher training I have received at Peabody within each domain of the TESOL standards. I delineate what a teacher who mastered each domain looks like and present two artifacts for each domain to defend my proficiency in each area. The artifacts that I present are the composite of various types of writing for various purposes: lesson plan, unit plan, presentation slides, analysis paper, and a blog. In the last part, I reflect on the capstone experience by self-evaluating my accomplishment. I narrate my strengths and weaknesses I have found through the capstone experience, and ponder how I will develop the area I am less confident at. Furthermore, I elaborate how I will apply my education at Peabody and capstone experience to my future teaching. Lastly, I articulate how I will put efforts to be a better teacher by becoming a lifelong learner.