Much auxiliary educational material available to teachers (stickers, buttons, posters, etc.) tends to be overpriced and inadequate on many levels. Workstork was a pilot program, in the South Bronx, that was intended to improve this situation.
The goals… classroom organization, student feedback, and rewarding achievement in non-testing activities (i.e. books read, concepts grasped, overcoming difficulty).
The tools… paper products, stickers, and buttons. All to show that when placed in the hands of a good, caring teacher, modest materials can have a great effect.