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."
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 […]

14th Jan 2018

Most language and literature teachers find poetry as the most difficult genre to teach. To provide a workable and practical solution to this perennial problem, I have conceptualized and implemented in my classroom an innovative technique called Poetry Reading Buddies […]

10th Dec 2017

This game is based off of the game BOGGLE in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters. The purpose of the game is to discover as many words as possible within a jumbled square of twenty […]

8th Dec 2017

I absolutely love winter holidays even if we don’t get snow in our part of the world! Coming from the Philippines where people start playing Christmas songs on the radio as early as September (right?!), I really get excited about […]