A great resource to use as an ice breaker; ideal for a new tutor group. This encourages students to get up and about communicating with others to extract information and find things in common, breaking the ice and begin bonding with one another!
Task Develop guidelines for success - I think the group work expectations chart would be helpful at the beginning of the year because it gets student to see what the teacher is expecting of them through out the school year.
Outlaw "I'm Done!" I LOVE this post from Kady at The Teacher Trap. She makes some really good points and includes suggestions for helping kids change their mindsets about rushing through their assignments.