About Melchor Bernardo

Students call me Teacher Mel. After quitting law school, I moved to Vietnam to be with my first love - teaching English! This website is a bit of a copy of my teaching styles and philosophy. I live by the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
26th May 2018

I use Minute to Win It for end of the year fun but they are perfect to use as a reward, a celebration, a brain break, or anytime that everyone needs a good laugh! It is probably one of the funniest […]

15th Apr 2018

Book Trailer Project is a digital storytelling activity for middle school or high school students after they finish reading a book. Students need to take the key idea from the book to create a short video that persuades people to […]

19th Mar 2018

The year is wrapping up quickly so I thought I’d post my favorite fun things to do on the last day of school! As the school year winds down, it is sometimes difficult to keep teaching to the last minute […]

9th Mar 2018

I want to tell you about this absolutely free classroom tools for teachers that I’ve been using called Super Teacher Tools! This useful website provides free programs to assist anyone looking for teacher productivity and classroom management materials. The look […]

4th Mar 2018

Let me start by saying I am a believer of intrinsic motivation. I always dream of students working for knowledge’s sake. However, after many experiments year after year, I found that kids respond to classroom rewards well and sometimes you […]

3rd Mar 2018

Introduction Welcome to Forms of Government Systems Web Quest! During this web quest, you will be able to: complete a worksheet as you learn about different types government around the world through research using technology understand the pros and cons of […]

28th Jan 2018

Finally, we are off to the last bunch of poetry reading tasks in which you could engage your students after doing pre-reading and while-reading activities! Post-reading activities are important as they provide opportunity for students to make connection with the […]

20th Jan 2018

After warming up your classroom with pre-poetry reading buddy activities (picture prompts, title-guessing rebus game, and author’s biographical reading capsule), it’s time to set your classroom ablaze with five while-reading activities: suggestopedic reading-aloud, vocabulary notebook and word wall, think-pair-share comprehension […]