Speaking of Edutopia, Edutopia has a link to a list of educational grants and resources. Check early and often!: http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
As educators return to their jobs, we need words of encouragement for the school year ahead. One is a video from Rita Pearson. “Every kid needs a champion” https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion?language=en
Another one is a video by Mike Morenz: https://www.facebook.com/mike.morenz/videos/10153124017336716/?pnref=story
Another one is a video final project created by a student: “Before the Bell Rings”: https://vimeo.com/121433500
Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org is an excellent source for educators on all types of topics.
If you have not visited Edutopia, you should. A wonderful resource for different and innovative ways of teaching and learning. Some of the resources/topics that I find particularly useful are on project based learning, assessments and technology integration. However, there is a topic for every educator for every grade level. Visit Edutopia and join its learning community!
Some tips for teaching in 2015: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-things-to-try-2015-ashley-cronin