Before I reflect on #happyNQT100 and where it goes next, here are a selection of our 100 days:
I'm starting my #HappyNQT100 on the 1st day of my summer term (20th Apr) as that'll take me right up to the last day! pic.twitter.com/NrWrEMC3A1— Miss RQT (@Miss_RQT) April 12, 2015
@BexNobes Looking forward to sharing my #HappyNQT100 with you all! :-D— Miss Sleet (@ManicSleetTeach) April 12, 2015
Email I received today, student who couldn't wait until my lesson to tell me the news.. #100happydays #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/F4neuwPdRK— Miss Popat (@KPsychteacher) April 13, 2015
#HappyNQT100 had a walk around northumberlandia and made a start on some new display resources #100happydays #nqt pic.twitter.com/tVvKTOVlxn— hldNQT (@hldNQT) April 13, 2015
Day 1 - NEARLY all my year 7s brought their homework back on time and completed! Small gains! #happyNQT100— Mr M (@cumbrianmaths) April 13, 2015
Taking part in #HappyNQT100 and not on my list? Let me know! Planning to blog on it! pic.twitter.com/qRGUOIrJl0— Bex N (@BexN91) April 16, 2015
'Teacher friends' from my PGCE are visiting, cannot wait to offload some stress and share our progress over some cocktails #HappyNQT100
— History NQT (@historynqt2014) April 17, 2015
Day 5 - great to be able to give children the experience of seeing a ballet. They were mesmerised! #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/rWr2sTPuT1— Miss Sleet (@ManicSleetTeach) April 17, 2015
Send all the motivational quotes my way today please...need the #happynqt100 mindset back...— Claire (@clrsmith23) April 27, 2015
Day 7: Just wrote my first plan for supply teacher covering my class tomorrow. Only a few weeks ago that would have been me. #HappyNQT100— Jenny Dixon (@Primarytales) April 28, 2015
Planned for HT obs next week and done lots of other planning and notes for the following week. busy non-working weekends ahead #HappyNQT100— Bex N (@BexN91) April 28, 2015
A bit late to the party but #HappyNQT100 Day 1: being asked to be in charge of Summer School this year.— Miss MadreLingua (@MissMadreLingua) May 6, 2015
Day 50 - I have acquired a bike ready for summer evening bike rides and de-stress! #HappyNQT100— Miss Sleet (@ManicSleetTeach) June 1, 2015
#HappyNQT100 almost half way through the week, some nice news after school tonight and trying to get on top of work.— Miss J (@MissJ_2015) June 16, 2015
Finishing the last few reports whilst watching St. Trinian's. Would love to work there!! #HappyNQT100 #JollyHockeySticks— Alice McEnnerney (@Miss_McEnnerney) June 22, 2015
Day 71 - Great CPD on irresistible assessment. Thought it wasn't possible came back convinced it is! Thanks @greatergadsby! #HappyNQT100— Miss Sleet (@ManicSleetTeach) June 22, 2015
Growth Mindset Project with some Yr 8s! #growthmindset @growthmindset1 @chrishildrew @cijane02 #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/7n3zR5d74s— Miss Popat (@KPsychteacher) June 22, 2015
#HappyNQT100 first time I'm really struggling with this. I'm ready for summer and so are the kids. So I ate a pack of biscuits :)— Sam Chandler (@samchandler711) June 22, 2015
Day 65 - I don't do my job for presents but getting these made me smile :) Tuesday #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/3p6f1dDqFE— vicky (@ClementsVicky) June 23, 2015
#HappyNQT100 Too many things to list in one tweet! ☺️☺️☺️☺️— Miss S. (@MissShawNQT) June 24, 2015
A student I don't teach said to me today: "Miss you're so young and you're a teacher - You've made it" 😂 Highlight of my day! #HappyNQT100— Miss Popat (@KPsychteacher) June 24, 2015
#HappyNQT100 Day 41... finished my last NQT observation with a cheeky outstanding! What a year :) #nqt— Mr Caunt (@MrCaunt) June 25, 2015
Day 83 - when a child passes you a crumpled litter note with this message on. #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/C9ZXpSvbGd— Miss Sleet (@ManicSleetTeach) July 6, 2015
Planning my office for next year with an architecture was a great distraction from my every growing to do list #HappyNQT100 #Doesiteverend?— History NQT (@historynqt2014) July 7, 2015
Last day at @UplandsManor today! Thank you to all the staff and kids for the wonderful gifts! 😍 #HappyNQT100 pic.twitter.com/vM77GgtWNx— HaplessQuilt (@MissECDavies) July 16, 2015
There were many many more to choose from but there would be far too many to put them all here! Sorry if your tweet didn't make it or if some people feature heavily - I've just picked a few of the best.
What #happyNQT100 has appeared to do is to help NQTs find the positives in every day, even on the days where it wasn't obvious. Here are some of the comments:
#HappyNQT100 was also great to see other people's achievements and daily highlights, a fab addition to the NQT community and support!— History NQT (@historynqt2014) July 27, 2015
Going to blog my NQT highlights later but #HappyNQT100 is on the list - Rewarding to find a happy moment in a miserable teaching day!— History NQT (@historynqt2014) July 27, 2015
#HappyNQT100 helped me focused on the +ve on a bad day, but also sometimes realise there are loads of +ves & I don't know which to choose!— Alice McEnnerney (@Miss_McEnnerney) July 28, 2015
Some people even said they intend to carry on as it so was so positive. I'm so pleased that I could start something like this and see it grow and affect so many people. Wellbeing/work-life balance/stress relief - whatever you want to call it, is so important for teachers at all stages of their career, so why not start as you mean to go on?
So where does #HappyNQT100 go next? Despite not being an NQT myself any more I will be promoting #HappyNQT100 throughout the year and hoping to get lots of new NQTs on board, starting at whatever point they wish. I really believe that it's just the sort of boost NQTs need and helps you to build your support network. I'll also be speaking about it at PedagooHamps in September.
Take a look at #HappyNQT100 on twitter yourself if you need any more evidence!
Looks like we already have our next participant!
I've signed up, how many will join me and stick to it? HOME http://t.co/mrdzQCYExa #100happydays #happyNQT100— MisterE_Teacher (@MisterE_Teacher) July 26, 2015