Inspirational teachers: John Hattie, Julia Gillard, Dylan Wiliam and Nancie Atwell

October 30 is World Teachers' Day in Australia, and the theme for 2015 is 'Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies'.

Today we celebrate the efforts of teachers, and acknowledge the valuable contribution that they have made to the community.

To honour the work that you do, Teacher has put together a special video series where educators, public figures and members of the education community reflect on the teachers who inspired them when they were at school.

In Part 2, Professor John Hattie, Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam, and winner of the inaugural Global Teacher Prize, Nancie Atwell, share their choices.

To watch the first part of this series, Inspiring teachers: Part 1, click the link.

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why? Share your reflections with Teacher by emailing