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."
8th Sep 2017

Here’s a quick Halloween activity based off a Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. I know these are two different holidays but this activity really set the atmosphere for the Halloween season in my […]

8th Sep 2017

It is no secret that the younger generation today are hooked into photo sharing-apps such as Instagram. C’mon, who doesn’t “Instagram” these days? That is why using the concept of Instagram is one awesome way to engage students in the […]

3rd Sep 2017

Are you looking for powerpoint alternatives for presentations? PowerPoint has become the default software when it comes to digital presentations. Being the most common type of slideshow presentation tool, many teachers prefer to use it. Why not, it is easy […]

28th Aug 2017

Formative assessment tools are a great way to measure a student’s performance before, during, and throughout the instruction process. It can serve as practice for our students, much like a meaningful homework assignment does. We work with students and seek to use […]

21st Aug 2017

Running out of tricks? Here are some quick vocabulary activities for kids that every ESL/EFL teacher can rely on anytime of the day. They require little to no preparation and some can be given to kids and adult learners by […]

17th Aug 2017

This deserted island survival activity is based off the Lost at Sea team building game with a little tweak to fit my students’ needs. This is n relation to the book Robinson Crusoe in my literature class. In this lesson, students participate […]

20th Jul 2017

If you’re looking for a fun group project for 4 or more kids, wacky abstract word art activity is just the ticket. Offering writing practice and grammar review, this isn’t your average art project. Kids practice building sentences with different parts of […]

10th Jul 2017

Here’s a simple PowerPoint presentation I made, including editable fingerprints on word document. File Type: .zip File Size: 12 MB   ALSO TRY: DAY OF THE DEAD COLORFUL SKULLS