I've been a teacher for 17 years. I was unleashed onto the teaching world back in 1996 after a 4 year Primary Education course at university. The course was mainly theory with smatterings of classroom based teaching thrown in. My only recollection of the theory side was someone called Piaget. I usually got through one lecturer's sessions with headphones on as the theory was so dull.
Judging by this you would be safe if you came to the conclusion that I never listened at university, and to be honest I never usually did. Yet I'm a damn good teacher for the very opposite reason - I do listen.
I listen to those that are the most important to my teaching.
I listen to my class.