At the beginning of 2020 our world changed. First in the northern hemisphere and later in Latin America, the health emergency due to COVID-19 altered most scenarios: home schooling became a staple of every household, home offices mushroomed all across the world and economies suffered due to the pandemic or the ensuing lockdown and confinement. We have witnessed inequality rocket, companies collapse, salaries vanish and uncertainty grow. As we keep fearing what will happen next and wondering whether societies will manage to promote progress and equality in the near future, teachers and researchers continue doing their jobs under unpredictable and unprecedented circumstances. This issue celebrates their spirit.