This session showcases a motivational reading and writing program based on the children's novel "Way of the Warrior Kid" by former Navy Seal Commander Jocko Willink. The program I developed is targeted toward students in 3rd to 6th grade, but many of the key themes and lessons from the story are perfect for students of all ages. I started teaching this book two years ago at a school in inner-city Chicago, and it completely transformed the way my students engaged in the classroom. The book’s focus on character building, self-discipline, and developing growth-mindsets will help students learn how to be assertive, set goals for themselves and work smartly to achieve them. Join me for this fun and informative session, and get ready to teach like a Warrior!