Kids are smart, curious and adaptable, and can learn challenging concepts with remarkable ease with the right teaching methods.

Tumblr user aloneindarknes7 illustrated this by sharing their way of teaching 8-year-olds the difference between two similar but distinct ideas, those of equality and equity. The post originally appeared on the Tumblr ‘Citizenship and Social Justice, which “tracks primarily issues of class, race, gender, education, and activism.”

The teacher, who has been teaching for 3 years, learned the technique from a grade level lead and really enjoys getting important social concepts across to enquiring young minds, helping them to be responsible adults of the future. “There are so many different tricks and tips to instill a sense of social awareness into students of all ages,” aloneindarknes7 told Bored Panda. “You just need to make it relevant to them and on a level that they can understand.”

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing my students’ excitement. They might be excited while participating in a project. They might be excited when they see a good test result. It’s always rewarding to see their faces light up with joy!”

Now obviously, simply knowing the difference between these two concepts, and learning how to implement them in real life are too completely different things. After reading the teacher’s method, people began a fascinating discussion about inequality, justice and social issues that really provokes some critical thinking. Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

This image was posted recently, explaining the difference between equality and equity

So a teacher decided to share how they make 8-year-olds understand the concepts

Some people agreed with the post

Others had a different opinion

What do you think? Share your opinions below!