A: Say no, politely and professionally. If they ask why, your reasons could include: "I don't want to be videoed"; "it will disrupt the pupils'
education because I won't teach naturally when being filmed and students will either play up or be inhibited by the cameras"; "if these are training materials, surely people want to see good teaching, not someone learning the ropes"; "I'm worried that viewers will criticise my teaching - and that's not fair". In my experience, teachers find plenty to criticise in the best examples of teaching. See this as an opportunity to stand up to your colleagues in a reasonable but assertive way. You are a professional and need to be treated as such.
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