After so many people joined in with #happyNQT100 this year I have decided to keep promoting it, despite the fact that I'll no longer be an NQT myself. For anyone that has not heard about #happyNQT100 yet, fear not, I am about to explain all.
During the Easter holidays this year I decided to start the #100happydays challenge, something I had done during university and never completed. The #100happydays challenge is about finding something that has made you happy every day. I took this idea and came up with #happyNQT100. This project allowed NQTs on twitter to not only share the high points from every day but to support each other through the harder times. I blogged here at the end of the summer term to showcase a selection of tweets from 2014/15 participants.
Who is #happyNQT100 relevant to?
#happyNQT100 is of course aimed at NQTs but there is no reason that teachers from all levels shouldn't join in. May I suggest #HappyTeacher100 ?
Why should I join in?
Last year participants remarked that taking part in #happyNQT100 made them look much more positively on their day and felt better as a result. It also gave them a great chance to build a network of both new and experienced teachers for support.
How do I join in?
Follow @HappyNQT so we can retweet your comments and pictures and get tweeting with the tag #happyNQT100 or for non-NQTs #happyteacher100.
No need to spend too much time on your tweets and photos - just show everyone something that has made you happy that day. The aim is 100 days, but can you do longer?
I'll be dropping in to host #NQTChat and #UKEdchat at the start of the year and returning to #NQTChat during the year to check in on how things are going.